Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program matches Emerging and Mid-Career museum professionals with their Established and Senior Level peers for mentoring relationships that build collaborative connections and promote dynamic learning and creativity within the Alberta museum community. The Mentorship Program enables Mentors and Mentees to build their professional networks, share best practices, brainstorm solutions to issues facing the museum sector, and gain exposure to new technology and trends.

By building new professional relationships through the Mentorship Program, participants will have a safe and supportive space to share their experiences, develop their skills, and build their confidence. Participants will gain knowledge, expertise, and insights from their mentorship partners on challenges, opportunities, and innovative practices in the museum community. Mentors and Mentees will not only have the opportunity to learn from one another and grow their careers: by ensuring museum professionals are sharing best practices and fostering creative thinking, participants will also be contributing to a sustainable and robust museum community. 

 

Eligibility and Requirements

The Mentorship Program is open to Individual Members of the AMA who are in good standing. The AMA will assign participants into mentorship pairs to ensure an appropriate match is made for the mentoring relationship. To learn more about becoming a Mentor or a Mentee, click the buttons below.

Become a Mentor     Become a Mentee

The Mentorship Program runs from October to August, culminating in a networking event at the AMA's Annual Conference in September. Participants in the Program are expected to submit a Mentorship Plan, provide Quarterly Updates summarizing the participants' status on their plan, and complete a mid-program survey and a final survey regarding the Program structure.

The Mentorship Program is designed to be flexible, allowing Mentors and Mentees to customize the mentoring relationship to their individual needs by setting their own goals, scheduling the frequency and purpose of meetings, and choosing their means of communication. The AMA has created a sample plan that participants can use or adapt to their needs.

Please view the Mentorship Program Overview and Guidelines for full details on Program Eligibility and Requirements, AMA Recommendations, and the sample Mentorship Plan.

The Mentorship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 cohort. Submit your application to be a Mentor or Mentee through the Members Only section by July 31, 2019.

For more information about the Mentorship Program, please contact Meredith Leary, Member Engagement Coordinator, at mleary@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.

 

Professional Development Grant

The AMA offers a Professional Development Grant, which provides funding to eligible Individual and Institutional members as they undertake professional development opportunities. For more information about the Professional Development Grant, please visit the Grants page.

 

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