RHS Leadership Mentor Information


What is a WASFAA RHS Leadership Development mentor?

Incentive or what’s in it for me?
  • Reduced or grant funding for NASFAA University certifications
  • Discount or grant for your attendance at the next WASFAA JRS Management and Leadership Institute
  • Discount cost for your institution to send one person to the next WASFAA SDB Summer Institute
  • Continue to expand your professional network and connect regularly with other leaders who serve as WASFAA Mentors. 
  • Recognized as a trainer/coach for WASFAA
  • Serve as a presenter/panelist at a training session for WASFAA
  • Guaranteed win to help someone in our profession to become a leader
Length of commitment
  • Minimum one academic year.
  • Connect with your selected emerging leader once every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Meet with other mentors every 6 weeks
What is expected
  • Be a supportive coach/mentor to an emerging leader.
  • Be a safe haven for a colleague and provide a confidential ear and shared problem solving.
Mentor curriculum/prospectus:  
  • Meet initially with your designated emerging leader at WASFAA JRS MLI or via ZOOM.
  • Offer resources and training  to each emerging leader (e.g.books by Brené Brown or John C. Maxwell, NASFAA's You're the Director - Now What?, etc)
  • Each month/6 weeks discuss a topic relevant to the emerging leader e.g., keeping up staff morale, communication, budget issues, human resources – furloughs, layoffs, hiring freezes, etc.
  • Every 6 months assess your emerging leader's needs to assist and define the topics for the next six months
  • End of academic year review the program and provide feedback to WASFAA leadership.

We are currently accepting applications (requires a current WASFAA Membership and log in) from seasoned leaders to serve as mentors for this program.