Mentoring Opportunities for 2022-23
The UCLA Retirees Association Mentoring Program Advisory Board is pleased to announce that it has identified two existing campus mentorship/professional development programs that have agreed to welcome UCLA retirees as mentors and/or group leaders in their upcoming sessions.
The ACE (Advising Communities of Excellence) Program is a mentorship program open to all UCLA career staff. It is volunteer-run but supported by the Center for Academic Advising in the College of Letters and Science and led by the Director of Advisor Training & Professional Development. The program has received national recognition and awards. The program is focused on personal and professional growth, continuous learning, community building and intention, rather than career advancement. The program has been going since 2017. Mentors/mentees sign a partnership agreement and are expected to meet at least quarterly either in person or via zoom. In addition, ACE provides a quarterly newsletter to support its participants and supplemental programming for both mentors and mentees. The Program starts in September and runs through June. Applications will be available on or around August 11, 2022.
The Administrative Management Group (AMG) ProShare Program has been in existence for ten years. The program is open to all campus staff and brings interested staff together in small groups for a six month period, with a focus on networking, personal and professional growth, learning about other campus departments, and community relationship building. There is no formal mentoring component and the ProShare program is not designed as a mentoring program per se, however, there is informal mentoring that occurs among the participants and the group facilitator. The groups meet at least monthly from January-June. AMG provides two mid-program networking events and a wrap up meeting for the entire cohort with a speaker. This program runs from January through June and applications will be available on or around November 1, 2022.
Applications will be emailed to all UCLA retirees from the Emeriti and Retiree Resource Center using its existing email database. We encourage UCLA retirees with previous mentoring experience to consider applying to either or both of these programs. This is an opportunity to share your expertise, professional acumen, life learnings, etc. with current UCLA career staff and give back to the campus community.