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Mentor and protegee

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

The Mentoring Matters program was designed to provide AU staff with opportunities to broaden their individual skills and knowledge and enhance personal and professional development while building competencies to assist AU in its goal of Inclusive Excellence.

A key part of President's Burwell's Inclusive Excellence plan is the valuing, engaging, and inclusion of a diverse community. The Mentoring Matters program is intended to create access to opportunities for all staff that will enrich their professional experience and the workplace culture.

Three Types of Mentoring Opportunities

  • Shadowing - Follow and observe a staff member performing their job for a day.
  • Situational - Obtain specific knowledge, skills, and/or abilities through hands-on training, tasks, and/or projects.
  • Traditional - Developing a relationship to provide individual support to help the protégé grow and develop.



Must be a full time staff member with a minimum of three years of service at AU.


Must be full-time staff member and have successfully completed your probation period.

How to Apply

  • The application for the current cohort has closed and application for the next cohort will open in 2019. 

Mentoring Matters 2018 Kickoff

The 2018 Mentoring Matters program launched their second cohort this summer.

Participating Departments & Affinity Groups

  • 21st Century Leadership Alumni Group
  • Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Career Center
  • Facilities Management
  • Kogod School of Business
  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations
  • Office of Enrollment
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Information Technology
  • University Center
  • University Communications & Marketing
  • University Library
  • WAMU

Contact Information

To learn more about the Mentoring Matters program please contact us at