Become a Mentor
We believe mentoring is an excellent way for Latino executives to share their experience and knowledge—to give back, guide and support those who have the interest and potential to advance to executive suite positions. The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives offers two options for mentees; both have access to executive-level mentors.
Traditional Mentorship Program
Open to mentees at the Director level or higher
- Mentees in this program will:
- Have a demonstrated commitment and potential to achieve an executive suite-level position. (how is this judged/validated? By current manager? Reference letter?)
- Currently be in a management level position (Director or equivalent)
- Be available to meet with assigned mentor for two hours every month during a nine-month period, by phone or in person (what about Skype etc.?).
- Work with a mentor to create Executive Development Plans that outline action steps for achieving developmental and career goals.
- Mentors will:
- Currently be employed at the Executive Suite or equivalent level
- Have a sincere interest in working with an aspiring senior level executive
- Be available to meet with assigned mentee for two hours every month during a nine-month period over the phone or in person.
- Mentees will be introduced to their mentors by email; at that time, they can begin scheduling one-hour interviews with each mentor.
- Mentees/mentors may use sample questions provided or create their own.
- Interviews may be conducted by telephone, Skype/video conference, or in-person.
- All interviews must be completed within six months of the first mentor-mentee encounter.
- Once interviews are complete, mentees will produce a written report (five pages or less) summarizing what they have learned; for example:
- Lessons for work or professional/personal development
- Work tools/processes such as navigating interoffice politics or tips for advancement
- What mentee could have done differently during the six-month interview period
- How the Program Committee could have better facilitated and helped both mentee and mentor
- Mentees must also complete a Program questionnaire.
- Once mentees have submitted their report and questionnaire, NALHE will issue a certificate of completion and include in the NALHE quarterly newsletter the mentee’s name and a brief testimonial about their experience in the program.
- Mentors are assigned on a first-come/first-served basis to the mentees who select them.
- Unless they prefer otherwise, each mentor will be called on to serve a maximum of four times during a calendar year.
- Once a mentor has reached the maximum of four (4) mentees, they will temporarily be removed from the mentor list until the following January