the needs of MentorMatch participants by pairing them with a willing
mentor focused on advancing the member’s personal career goals. Members
are matched with a fellow FPA colleague based on professional skills
that the mentee wants to acquire and that the mentor has to offer.
Mentees will be required to develop a specific set of goals which form
the basis of the mentor-mentee relationship, and mentors are asked to
work with the mentee on advancing these objectives.
In order to have the best possible partnering, both the mentor and mentee must clearly understand their roles.
All mentees and mentors are required to follow the guidelines below.
• Mentors and mentees must be willing to assume the appropriate role as defined below.
• In order to participate in this program, mentees and mentors must fill
out their respective applications. If taking part in the Chapter
Program, both mentor and mentee must attend the kick-off and wrap up
• Mentees are required to fill out the mentoring worksheets
, which help set professional goals.
• Participants need to be willing to make a minimum six month
commitment. At the end of this time, mentors and mentees can reapply to
the program, should they wish.
• Mentors may mentor more than one mentee, but need to be judicious with
their resources to make sure that each mentee is well served.
• Mentees may only have one mentor at a time.
Role of Mentee
• Mentees need to fill out their profiles on FPA Connect, including
their bios, since this information will help mentors best serve you.
• Mentees are responsible for facilitating the relationship and must invite a mentor via FPA Connect to help them.
• Mentees are responsible for driving the relationship, meaning that
mentees must have clear goals for what they want to achieve from
participation and take responsibility for pursuing those objectives.
• Mentees should take initiative and communicate with mentors to
determine scheduled meetings, communicating at least once per month with
• Mentees should be prepared with questions and goals to work on with
their mentor during each scheduled session. Suggested best practice is
to share topics for conversation a week before the call to give the
mentor time to think about the issues.
• Mentees must keep scheduled commitments and provide advance notice of any unforeseen conflicts requiring rescheduling.
• Mentees must not ask their mentor for a job during or after the mentorship period.
• Mentees and mentors are all members of FPA.
• Mentees are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentor.
Role of Mentor
• Mentors need to fill out their profiles
on FPA Connect, including their bios, since this information will be used by mentees to request possible matches.
• Mentors are responsible to meet with their mentees at least once per month.
• Mentors lead the first discovery call by walking through the following Discovery Call Checklist
• When mentees give mentors call topics in advance, mentors are
encouraged to think about resources and experiences that can speak to
• Mentors are responsible to attend calls in a timely manner and provide
as much advance notice as possible of conflicts requiring rescheduling.
• Mentors are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentees.
• Mentors are requested to serve in a supportive and nurturing role,
encouraging their mentees professional development and growth.