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Tristate Mentorship Match

Tristate Mentor Match

Tristate Mentorship Match is a 12-month program designed to build, grow, support, and inspire credit union professionals in their careers and commitment to the Credit Union Movement. It envisions relationships based upon commitment, common goals and expectations, and mutual trust and respect, in which both the mentee and mentor grow in the process. 

This program is a partnership among The League, The Minnesota Credit Union Network and Montana’s Credit Unions to expand our reach and bring our collective members a rich and diverse opportunity to network and grow. You'll get to select if you prefer a Wisconsin match or a match from another state.

2023 – 2024  Timeline

July 10: Open applications for mentors and mentees.

August 18: Applications Closed

Late-August: Mentorship matches made, and selected participants notified.

September 7, 11:00 AM CT/10:00 AM MT: Kick-off webinar to get your questions about the program answered.

February 28, 11:00 AM CT/10:00 AM MT: Check in call with mentees

February 29, 11:00 AM CT/10:00 AM MT: Check in call with mentors

This is a 12-month program and includes guidance, check-ins and other resources to help maximize your participation in this program. 

Mentees: Roles & Responsibilities

  • Commit to your development
  • Assume responsibility for acquiring or improving skills and knowledge
  • Discuss your goals with your mentor
  • Be open and honest on your goals, expectations, challenges and concerns
  • Actively listen and question
  • Build a supportive and trusting environment
  • Seek advice, opinion, feedback, and direction from your mentor
  • Ask questions!
  • Be open to constructive criticism/feedback and ask for it
  • Come to your meetings prepared with a clear idea of what topics or issues you want to address
  • Take the lead on scheduling meetings
  • Respect your mentor’s time and resources
  • Apply what you learn from your meetings back on the job
  • Keep your supervisor informed of the process and your progress
  • Give feedback to your mentor on what is working or not working in the mentoring relationship

Mentors: Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the mentee’s development of professional and interpersonal competencies through strategic questioning, goal setting, and planning
  • Create a supportive and trusting environment
  • Agree to, and schedule uninterrupted time with your mentee

  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program

  • Actively listen and question

  • Give feedback to the mentee on his/her goals, situations, plans and ideas

  • Encourage your mentee by giving them genuine positive reinforcement

  • Serve as a positive role model

  • Provide frank (and kind) corrective feedback if necessary

  • Openly and honestly share “lessons learned” from your own experience

  • Keep discussions on track

  • Respect your mentee’s time and resources

  • Seek assistance if questions arise that you cannot answer

Participate in the Tristate Mentorship Match

$75 for mentees | Free for mentors

Policies & Procedures Manual

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator, Ranel Smith or League Liaisons, Josh Roberts or Jennifer Esser.

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