The Boston AGA Chapter’s Mentoring Program will bring together
members interested in participating in a Mentoring Program, as
either a mentor or a mentee.  

Mentoring is when an individual who is a role model agrees to give
professional advice and support to another person.  The mentor is
willing to share knowledge and experience with the individual
being mentored, and often lets the individual in on their network of
professional contacts.  

We encourage you to consider mentoring.  The mentoring
relationship has proven to have an invaluable positive impact on
both mentor and mentee.

Interested in participating?
(Please note that you must be a
Chapter member in good standing. Please include your
membership number).


Click here for the program registration form
Boston AGA Chapter’s Mentoring Program
For questions about this program, please contact either:

Benjamin Howe at
benjamin.howe@va.gov or (781) 687-3125
Bill Muench at
wmuench@dcaa.mil or at (508) 259-3382.
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing". -
Albert Schweitzer

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment".
- John Wooden
Click here to go to the National Mentoring Resources Center
                            10 Tips for Mentors

What's Required. Remember that effective mentoring requires
commitment, time and skill.

What You Can Offer. Think about what you have to give in a
mentoring relationship.

What Your Mentee Needs. Remember that an effective mentor is
sensitive to the mentee's needs.

Practical Optimism. Project yourself in a positive manner (i.e., as
someone interested in supporting your mentee).

Make Yourself Accessible. Once your mentee has made contact,
please make every effort to respond in a reasonable timeframe.

Set Expectations. Define expectations and ground rules at the
beginning of the mentoring relationship.

Identifying Assumptions. Help your mentee understand when he
may be operating from an assumption (which may or may not be
accurate).

Start off with an introduction. Tell the other person a bit about
yourself, both professionally and personally. This helps give the other
person some idea of who you are, and it also provides conversation
starters . . . and better understanding about you and your world.

Look ahead at your calendar. Are there any days you know that you'll
be offline or ultra-busy? If so . . . let the other person know, so that if
s/he doesn't hear from you, that person knows it's because you're away
or you're swamped.

What if your mentee is going through a rough time? Be
supportive, yet set clear boundaries. As a mentor, you are not expected
to be a therapist.

“Mentoring Presentation for the Boston Chapter of the
Association of Government Accountants, January 21, 2016.”