AGA Mentor Program

We all have a responsibility to leave this world better than we found it and to have a positive impact on the next generation of government leaders. Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills young professionals can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support.

Mentorships build a trustworthy, collaborative, safe and open relationship. At a time when most are working remotely, having a trusted advisor to turn to can help balance the blending of work and life.

Mentors

Share your knowledge and expertise to help develop future leaders of our profession! To participate, create and complete your Mentor Profile. Mentee candidates will seek you out based on the areas of expertise you specify in your profile.

Mentees

If you’d like to develop a certain skill or ability, you can benefit from the experience of other AGA members. To participate, create and complete your Mentee Profile. No matter where you are in your career, you can benefit from mentoring!

The program is open to AGA members only.

Having complete and accurate profiles is crucial to the success of mentor/mentee selection and matching!


What does a mentor do?

Mentoring can fuel innovation.

  • Offer guidance, advice, support and information
  • Boost confidence during difficult times
  • Help set career goals and take steps to realize them
  • Navigate the transition to a leadership role
  • Challenge to move outside of comfort zones
  • Share approaches to ethical and professional dilemmas
  • Provide introductions to other professionals who may act as resources

What does a mentee do?

Mentoring is a two-way street.

  • Receive objective feedback in key areas such as communication and technical abilities
  • Expand professional network
  • Improve their skills development & career progression
  • Enhance their reputation and professionalism
  • Say thank you for the advice, support and assistance
  • Pay it forward, by being a mentor later in life