Region 9 Mentoring Program

Region 9 is excited to launch our mentoring program this year. This program is for members who are looking to network, gain professional development, develop an advising philosophy, learn about research or publishing strategies, or build skills to become a better advisor.

2023-2024 Application Process
The application for the program opens on June 26. The program will accept applications to be either a mentee or mentor until August 11. Once applications are reviewed, applicants will be notified and matched in late August.

Applicants must be a current NACADA member.

For mentees, applicants should have less than three years of experience as an advising professional.

For mentors, there is no requirement for years of experience, but it is preferred that mentors have at least 2 years of experience as an advising professional.

Program Length
This pilot program will begin in August 2023 and end at the 2024 Region 9 Conference

Additional Questions
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Region 9 Professional Coordinator, Michael Cersosimo, at [email protected].

  • Have a lasting relationship with another advisor from another institution.
  • Have sounding board outside your institution.
  • Develop and maintain a broader perspective on career options and opportunities.
  • Gain awareness to other approaches to work.
  • Increase your confidence as a professional.
  • Build greater connection to NACADA.
  • Provide fulfillment and satisfaction of helping others and contributing to the development of colleagues.
  • Network with another advisor from another institution.
  • Share your expertise and experience.
  • Develop mentoring skills.
  • Support someone who has been in your shoes.
  • Give back to the profession and to NACADA.