Application Deadline: October 1, 2022
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce the second-year launch of a new membership benefit, the NAHC Mentoring Program. This NAHC member benefit seeks to pair individuals at the early and middle growth stage of their careers with current established leaders of the home health, hospice, and community-based service industry for a structured mentorship with the goal of fostering involvement and growth in the NAHC Community through:
- Navigating Conferences
- Committee Engagement
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Advocacy Efforts
- And more…
The program was developed from the success of the established HHFMA Mentoring Program. Many former mentees give back to the program and serve as mentors to other developing leaders. Prospective Mentees will respond to a few simple questions, complete a personality assessment, and will be paired with an experienced mentor by the members of the NAHC Mentoring Task Force based on existing criteria.
Whether you want to be a mentee looking to develop your professional skills or apply to be a mentor to give back to the community — the NAHC mentoring program may be the right option for you.
Before Starting the Application – Take the Personality Assessment!!
Step 1: Please visit the True Colours Personality Assessment. This free assessment should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Come to the application with your color in mind.
Step 2: Complete your application.
Prospective program participants may contact the Mentoring Staff Liaison with any questions by email at email@example.com.
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NAHC Mentoring FAQs
What is the mentoring program?
The NAHC Mentoring Program is a 12-month facilitated program designed specifically for NAHC members to cultivate deeper NAHC involvement and foster growth within to keep top talent in the industry.
Who is a mentor?
A senior leader in the home- and community-based care services industry who is committed to helping leaders grow and advance in their careers and organizations through providing guidance and support to assist mentees with networking, navigating conferences, committee involvement, advocacy efforts and other initiatives within the industry.
Who is a mentee?
A growth-minded leader in a home- and community-based services organization who is committed to bettering themselves and increasing their participation in NAHC through the advice, council and networking assistance of a seasoned industry professional.
Who is a facilitator?
An assigned NAHC member will play a facilitating role in helping mentors and mentees initiate and cultivate their relationship throughout the 12-month program. Facilitators monitor the program, tracking performance metrics and helping ensure the program operates according to plan.
Who is a staff liaison?
NAHC staff member who provides program oversight and advice and logistical assistance to the NAHC mentoring task force and program facilitators. The staff liaison also helps facilitate connections with other NAHC assets or initiatives. The staff liaison is an active participant in the NAHC mentoring task force.
How do I apply to be a mentor?
Those interested in serving as a mentor, click the apply now buttons above or visit the
Mentoring Program Application.
How do I apply to be a mentee?
Those interested in serving as a mentee, click the apply now buttons above or visit the
Mentoring Program Application.
Can I be a mentor and a mentee?
Yes, one individual can serve as a mentor and a mentee in the program.
What are the benefits of the program?
The program is designed to grow mentees within the industry by guiding them through NAHC. Mentees will benefit by being paired with an experienced industry leader to assist them with networking, navigating conferences, committee involvement, advocacy efforts and other professional development initiatives within the industry.
How does this differ from a mentorship program within my organization?
Traditional mentoring programs within your organization are typically coaching or career developing in nature. NAHC mentors do not replace supervisory workplace relationships and are for supportive purposes only. The NAHC mentoring program focuses on fostering involvement and growth within the NAHC community and the industry overall .
How long does the program last?
The structured mentorship program lasts for a period of 12-months.
What is the time commitment of a mentor?
It is estimated that the mentor time commitment will be between 4 to 6 hours per quarter. It is anticipated that more time will be spent leading up to, during and after NAHC events.
What is the time commitment of a mentee?
It is estimated that the mentee time commitment will be between 6 to 8 hours per quarter. It is anticipated that more time will be spent leading up to, during and after NAHC events. The mentee will also be responsible for managing their development toolkit and prep time prior to meeting with their mentor.
Is the program and my information confidential?
Yes, all mentoring program and personal information of the mentors and mentees is strictly confidential. Mentors and Mentees are expected to treat all conversations respectfully and confidentially. The mentoring relationship is intended to be a safe place. In addition, Mentors and Mentees should maintain professional standards throughout the relationship and respect competitive dynamics.
Can I nominate someone to be a mentor or mentee?
Yes, you are welcome to nominate someone to serve as a mentor or a mentee. Simply click on the appropriate link below and submit the requested information. An email will be sent to the nominee, and you will receive a copy of the message. As indicated above, self-nominations are welcome.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org