The Alliance is pleased to unveil a newly-enhanced Mentorship Program for the organ donation and transplantation community of practice, featuring a new virtual platform for mentors and mentees. The cost-free program is enrolling its next cohort now through Monday, May 3, 2021.
The Alliance Mentorship Program engages experienced professionals to connect with staff across the country who are new to their career or role, and support them as they immerse themselves in this lifesaving career field.
“We have partnered with leading industry experts to develop our new immersive platform, offering participants a variety of professional development opportunities,” says Deanna Fenton, Program Manager for The Alliance. “Participants will now have the opportunity to participate in a dual capacity based on their skill set and future goals for an enhanced mentorship experience.”
The program offers three options for participation:
- One-to-one mentorship: Get connected to a mentor/mentee for an ongoing relationship for six to 12 months or beyond, for guidance and growth within the mentee’s role
- Themed Group Discussions: Gain access to a variety of discussion forums that focus on specific topics, challenges or emerging trends impacting the community of practice
- Situational Mentorship: Be assigned to a mentor/mentee for a limited time to address a specific skill or issue
The new program also offers a comprehensive learning experience, complete with pre-reading materials, live and on-demand training, and a robust library of mentorship resources and tools – all provided at no cost to the participant.
“Our newly enhanced program offers the added benefit of a structured discussion forum that enables our mentors and mentees to have ongoing, collaborative communication,” says Fenton. “Monthly goals and objectives are clearly outlined, and participants are given the option to choose separate or integrated ‘tracks,’ incorporating crossover opportunities between donation and transplant professionals.”
As it continues to grow, The Alliance Mentorship Program will become an integral component of success for future leaders across donation and transplantation.
Learn more and enroll by visiting https://www.organdonationalliance.org/professional-development/mentorship-program/.