WLA Mentorship Program 

Questions about being a mentor or finding a mentor to guide you? Please email the WLA Office.

WLA is in the process of redeveloping and relaunching its mentoring program, with the goal of creating a valuable experience for members and building professional relationships and strengthening the profession within Washington.

Benefits of mentoring:

  • Mentees: Develop your skills, learn from the best, and build professional relationships.
  • Mentors: Helping develop future leaders, grow your leadership skills, and contribute to the profession.
  • Learn from others’ perspectives and experiences.


What is the time commitment?

We ask mentor/mentee matches to work together for six months and to meet monthly during that time. There will be a short required orientation (probably with an online option) for both groups. Meetings can be in person or virtual.

Who can participate?

Any WLA member can request a mentor during the open application period.

When is the open application period?

The next one will be Fall 2017, and each fall after that. Exact dates are still TBD.

How are mentors and mentees matched up?

WLA will use the information you provide in your application, including your goals and experience, to find a match that will be mutually beneficial.

What if my mentor and I aren’t a good fit?

Rarely, the mentoring match doesn’t work out. If this happens, the best way to approach it is to first address the issue with the mentor/mentee. We’ll discuss techniques for handling this during orientation. If this does not resolve the problem, contact the WLA Office and we will help to resolve the problem.