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Mind to Mind Mentorship

Mentoring is a unique learning partnership based on mutual trust and respect. The mentor-mentee relationship offers rich rewards for both partners. 

ATDChi's Mind-to-Mind Mentoring Program is now in its third season, and participant feedback has led to some exciting changes! The program is no longer cohort-based. Instead of fixed start and stop dates, we're accepting applications and facilitating pairings year-round. Here's how to participate:

Mentees, the process begins with your application! Take about 15 minutes to tell us about yourself and your professional goals. We'll use your information to match you with another ATDChi member who's uniquely qualified to help you achieve them. 

Mentors, indicate your interest by filling out our three-minute form. If we find a prospective match, the Mentorship leader team will contact you to share more information!


For more information contact our
Mentorship Team

Brian Reinbold

Ideally, a MENTOR should:

  • Possess and demonstrate understanding of skills identified in the Talent Development Capability Model.
  • Commit to 1 to 3 hours per month to their mentee.
  • Be respected as an experienced and successful professional in the field.
  • Support ATDChi mission, vision, and goals.
  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program.
  • Listen well.
  • Offer encouragement through genuine positive reinforcement.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Share “lessons learned” from their own experiences.
  • Be a resource and a sounding board.
  • Provide a thorough program evaluation (through ATDChi's feedback form) at the conclusion of the program.

Additional Qualifications

  • Be a current ATDChi Member.
  • Must be in the Learning and Development/Talent Development or related field such as coaching or organizational development.
  • Demonstrated career growth through expanded job responsibilities, project management, team leadership, etc.

Ideally, a MENTEE should:

  • Commit to 1 to 3 hours per month to their mentor.
  • Commit to self-development.
  • Assume responsibility for acquiring or improving skills and knowledge.
  • Discuss individual development planning with their mentor
  • Be open and honest about goals, expectations, challenges, and concerns.
  • Actively listen and ask questions.
  • Seek advice, opinion, feedback, and direction from their mentor.
  • Be open to constructive criticism/feedback and ask for it.
  • Respect the mentor’s time and resources.
  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program.
  • Comfortably give feedback to the mentor on what is working or not working in the mentoring relationship.
  • Provide a thorough program evaluation (through ATDChi's feedback form) at the conclusion of the program.

Additional Qualifications

  • Be a current ATDChi Member
  • Willingness to take charge of scheduling meetings and planning for activities.

Matching of Mentor/Mentee:

The Program Manager and the Director of Mentoring will match a mentee with a mentor based on needs and strengths identified during the application process. Once you are paired, the Mind 2 Mind team will make introductions and equip you with helpful resources. After that, it'll be up to both mentor and mentee to determine the duration of the relationship, set the meeting frequency, and frame goals and action steps. 

Time Commitment:

While it's up to the mentor and mentee to agree on the exact time commitment, we suggest you commit to meeting once or twice a month for three to six months. Meetings can be done virtually or in person, depending on both partners' availability and preferences. Remember, every individual's goals are different. Some mentees may want the benefits of mentorship only during a post-graduation job search. Others may want to navigate a career shift or a pathway to management. The time required for a meaningful partnership depends greatly on the mentee's aspirations.

Tools, Resources, Support:

Tools and resources will be available on the ATDChi website. Resources include:

  • Mentor Toolkit
  • Mentee Toolkit
  • The ATD Capabilities Model
  • Personal support from the Mind 2 Mind team if needed
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