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Assistants Mentoring Program, Assist

Purpose

The Assistant Mentoring Program, Assist, supports SLPAs and SLPs in achieving their professional goals together. While working toward their goals, both mentor and mentee will gain specific knowledge and skills in mentoring relationships and team building. Mentoring pairs will acquire information about professionalism, advocacy, and ASHA resources, and they will have opportunities to network with other program participants.

Benefits

  • Critical thinking skills development
  • Help with workplace challenges
  • Focused professional growth
  • Open doors to new opportunities
  • Networking
  • Months of goal-reaching
  • Mentor resources
  • and much more, all at no cost!
Assistant Mentoring checklist

2022 Timeline

  • Enrollment Opens: June 27, 2022
  • Enrollment Closes: July 20, 2022
  • Program Starts: July 20, 2022
  • Program Ends: December 31, 2022

In 2023, the Assistant Mentoring Program will enroll mentees and mentors from January to mid-February. The program will run from mid-February to December.

Eligibility

Mentees must

  • be an ASHA-certified SLPA or be state credentialed as an SLPA or state-equivalent support personnel and
  • be currently employed at time of application.

Mentors must

  • be an ASHA-certified SLP and
  • have a minimum of 9 months of experience supervising an SLPA.

How to Enroll

As a mentee

  • Sign into the online system using your ASHA login email and password. If you do not have an ASHA login email and password, you must create an account first.
  • Answer all the questions to create your Mentee Profile.
  • After creating your Mentee Profile, select “Mentors” in the left panel, and view Mentor Profiles to find the right match for you.
  • Send a mentoring request to two to three mentors who match you well based on shared areas of interest. To do this, select “Connect” and “Request Mentoring Connection” for each mentor of interest.
  • Enrollment is complete once a mentor accepts your request.

As a mentor

  • Sign into the online system using your ASHA login email and password. If you do not have an ASHA login email and password, you must create an account first.
  • Answer all the questions to create your Mentor Profile.
  • Once complete, your Mentor Profile will be visible to mentees, who will then send requests to connect. Mentors may choose to mentor up to two mentees.
  • Enrollment is complete once you have accepted at least one request for mentoring.

Contact Information

Email the Program Mentors, Emma Crutchfield and Lemmietta McNeilly, at assist@asha.org.

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