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Mentoring Interest Group (MIG)

This program is a mentoring opportunity open to all GRATD Members! Mentoring is a special partnership between two people based on commitment to the mentoring process, common goals, and focus with mutual trust and respect. We feel that mentoring can lead to career success and would like to help you make your next connection.

To meet this goal, we are providing applications that we will utilize to recommend pairs with continuing support for your new partnership. As a mentee driven program, each session will drive towards the objectives or talent development identified by the pair at the beginning of the program. We are requesting that each pair make a commitment to meet with each other regularly to develop specific skills or achieve individual goals.

Getting Started

Use the Mentor or Mentee application link below to get started. The Greater Richmond ATD Board will announce recommended Mentor-Mentee pairs in April.


The Mentor-Mentee pair will generally require 1 hour per month for 6 months (May-October).


This is a free benefit for Greater Richmond ATD Chapter members. Not a member? Sign up here!


Applications will open again in 2021!

Benefit for You

If you are a mentor:

    • Improving communication and personal skills
    • Developing leadership and management qualities
    • Reinforcing your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
    • Increasing your confidence and motivation
    • Engaging in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
    • Enhancing your resume

If you are a mentee:

    • Being encouraged and empowered in personal development
    • Identifying and achieving career goals
    • Identifying and correcting gaps in generic skills and knowledge
    • Gaining exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
    • Developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
    • Increasing visibility and recognition within your community of practice

The Timeline


Applications Open


Applications Close


Pair Announcements 

May - Octobter

One meeting per month (6 total)


Program Closing

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply to be both a mentor and a mentee?
Yes! Please apply to be both a mentor and a mentee.

Who can be a mentor?
Anyone! We all have something to offer.

What if I only want to mentor certain things?
Select the developments areas you are willing to support in your application.

Can I request a specific mentor?
Yes, you have the opportunity to request a mentor, but we cannot guarantee that match. To request please write the name in the open field question.

Who drives the process?
The mentee is responsible for driving the goals, scheduling, and ultimate outcome of the relationship.

What is the time commitment?
The program requires at least once a month for six months, recommending a 1 hour meeting.

Do I have to be a member of the local chapter to participate.
Yes, Click here to join now.

Do the meetings have to be in person?
No! The mentee and mentor agree on what works best for them.

How long does this relationship last?
6 months within the program

What is the exit process?
After the 6 month timeframe you have the option to discuss continuing the relationship inside or outside of the program.

What if I don’t get a match?
A: We will do everything we can to match you this cycle, if we are not able to find someone to help you meet your goals we recommend you apply again next cycle?

Can I sign up at any time?
A: Not at this time, applications open in the first quarter of each year.

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