Mentoring Program

ABACC's Mentorship Program is designed to help individuals interested in improving their personal and professional lives with the help of a mentor — a mentor with experience, compassion, and a servant's heart.

Benefits of mentoring:

For the mentor:

  • Reinforce accomplishments
  • Expand your sphere of influence
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Leave a legacy
  • Increase recognition
  • Make a difference
  • Give back

For the mentee:

  • Expand your sphere of influence
  • Enhance communication and decision-making skills
  • Improve time management
  • Develop your career
  • Reduce burnout by integrating life/work balance
  • Increase confidence
  • Speed up the learning process
  • Promote visibility
  • Increase the feeling of being valued

For the institution:

  • Provide for better succession planning
  • Increase participation and engagement of employees
  • Manage stress and change
  • Align organization goals with personal goals of employees
  • Garner support for new organizational initiatives and transitions
  • Raise productivity through specific goal setting
  • Reduce turnover and organizational silos
  • Provide for faster and more robust transfer of knowledge and skills

(1) Adapted from Outcomes Magazine (Summer 2011)