AOAP Mentorship Program

Mentor Application Period

  • April 4 – June 5, 2022
  • Advertisement in AOAP weekly beginning April 6

Mentee Application Period

  • June 6 – July 31, 2022
  • Advertisement in AOAP weekly beginning June 9

Program Overview Meeting and Announcement of pairings

  • Wednesday, August 24, 12 p.m. PST

Mentorship Meetings •September 1, 2022 – February 10, 2023

Mid-point Survey •November 15

Program Debrief and Social •2023 AOAP Conference Session, TBD

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Program Overview and Goals
• Structured, one-to-one mentor/mentee matches to share industry knowledge, experiences, and
establish career development tools
• Establish a link between experts in the Aquatics field and those just beginning their careers
• Expand mentee’s network through peer introductions
• Develop a plan of action to identify strengths and weaknesses of mentee for future growth
• Diminish isolation and exclusivity within our organization


Overview of Mentor Role
• Develop trusting, confidential, and beneficial relationships
• Devote time to the relationship and be available when requested
• Provide feedback, industry insight, and encouragement to mentees
• Through advise and experiences, assist mentee with personal and professional growth
• Expand mentee’s network through peer introductions
• Develop a plan of action to identify strengths and weaknesses for future growth
• Follow up on progress of mentee

Overview of Mentee Role
• Work to establish a strong relationship with your mentor
• Eagerness to learn
• Share goals and objectives to personal and professional growth
• Share experiences, both negative and positive, that the mentor can help guide you through
• Seek advice in dealing with difficult people and situations
• Be willing to participate in industry webinars, trainings, and committees for further advancement

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