Mentoring: The ASHA Gathering Place
Passionate mentoring teaches, inspires, and changes lives.
The ASHA Gathering Place was developed in 2004 to facilitate mentoring through guided learning experiences for mentees and mentors. Mentoring provides one-on-one opportunities for collaborating, sharing resources, solving problems, and achieving goals.
The Power of Passionate Mentoring can and does change lives! ASHA created The Gathering Place to focus on the inspiration, skills and resources mentees and mentors need to create powerful, productive mentoring relationships. Mentoring offers many benefits to both the mentor and the mentee. ASHA supports mentoring as a way to link the passionate professionals in the field with the exceptional student or new professional willing to be paired with a trusted advisor or coach. As a factor in professional success, mentoring is second only to education.
Your first step? Choose a program!
The ASHA Gathering Place offers the following mentoring programs:
The Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) is a virtual online mentoring program where mentees and mentors communicate to address a short- or long-term goal via e-mail, Skype, phone, text, or Facebook. Mentees and mentors have the option of making arrangements to meet face-to-face; however, face-to-face mentoring isn't a component of the S.T.E.P. program.
Student participants are paired with professionals who provide guidance, feedback, and support for career development in the professions (e.g., academic pursuits, career goals, and exploring areas of interest in the professions) in a meaningful, one-to-one relationship.
There are two 1:1 mentoring options:
- Fall session (6 months, October 1–April 15). Enrollment is August 15–September 15.
- Winter session (3 months, January 7–April 15). Enrollment is November 1–December 15.
As part of our goal to strengthen the S.T.E.P. mentoring community, all mentees and mentors are enrolled in the ASHA S.T.E.P. Community. The S.T.E.P. Community is a place for you to connect, learn, and share with other S.T.E.P. mentees and mentors. To fully participate in the community, you must be an ASHA or NSSLHA member. Students are encouraged to be a NSSLHA member to have access to all of the conversations that take place in the ASHA S.T.E.P. Community.
Enrollment for the fall session of the S.T.E.P. mentoring program is now closed. Match notifications for the fall session will be sent via e-mail by October 1, 2012.
Enrollment for the winter session will remain open until December 15th. Match notifications for the winter session will be sent via e-mail by January 7, 2013.
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The Mentoring Academic-Research Careers program offers one-to-one mentoring opportunities for PhD students and new (0–6 years) tenure track faculty/below the level of associate professor.
Enrollment for the 2012-2013 program is now open. See Frequently Asked Questions for full details. See the Mentor Enrollment Form to enroll as a mentor; see the Protégé Enrollment Form to enroll as a protégé.
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