Mentorship Program Commitment

These agreements set forth your intention to be committed to the mentoring process and provide assurance that your credit union is enthusiastically committed to your participation in the program. These agreements also provide guidelines for you to consider as you plan and develop your goals for the experience.

As a mentee, I agree that…

  1. My supervisor approves of my participation in this program and will provide a written letter or email of endorsement prior to my beginning the program.
  2. I will make every effort to attend each program event, including check-in calls and virtual meetings.
  3. Working with my mentor, I will set up a contact schedule that respects our work schedules but also respects the commitment my mentor has made to my career development.
  4. Using my stated goals for the year as our baseline, I will always be open and honest with my mentor.
  5. If selected, I or my credit union agree to pay the $250 cost to participate as a mentee in this program.
  6. Upon completing the program, I will write a 200-word minimum narrative sharing what I learned. I will share this essay with my mentor, my supervisor, and the Mentor Program lead.
  7. I understand that confidentiality is a vital component of our relationship. I will not share sensitive information about either credit union or mentor interactions without the permission of the mentor.
  8. The Cooperative Principles underlie credit unions’ powerful business model, philosophy, and motivations. The 6th cooperative principle, Cooperation Among Cooperatives, honors the notion that all credit unions will experience more success together than separately. Both the CU Movement, generally, and this Mentorship Program, specifically, depend on a strong adherence to this selfless spirit of cooperation. With this in mind, as a participant in this special mentorship program as either mentor or mentee, I offer my commitment to this cooperation-among-cooperatives ideal and pledge to uphold it through the embrace of its grounding ethics of non-competition and non-solicitation.

Personal Information

Name(Required)
Please enter a number from 0 to 20.
Work Address(Required)
Is this an office or cell phone?(Required)
Has your credit union agreed to the cost of this program ($250)?(Required)

Program Logistics & Requirements

What are your preferred methods of contact?(Required)
When can your mentor contact you?(Required)
Are you able to meet with your mentor monthly?(Required)
Are you able to travel to shadow/tour your mentor's credit union at least once?(Required)
Are you able to attend the Mentorship Program welcome event?(Required)
This event will take place at the Private Leadership Networking Reception during inVest48 on April 22 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.
This 1-2 hour meeting will take place virtually on May 1, 2024.

Program Qualifications & Preferences

Melanie Shaner
Melanie Shaner Director, Member Success E: mshaner@ohiocul.org
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