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Become a LEEAD Mentor

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Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholars transition from accomplished professionals to successful leaders in evaluation committed to integrating a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) approach with support from their Mentors.

The mentoring component is central to the LEEAD model, with most Scholars rating the relationship with their Mentor as valuable to their experience. Many Mentors have had positive experiences and have served as Mentors for multiple cohorts.

Why Serve as a LEEAD Mentor?

Mentors can support Scholars in a variety of areas, including opportunities for career development and advancement in the evaluation field; navigating the field of evaluation, and CREE specifically; and building a professional network. Mentors offer support during Scholars’ completion of the online curriculum and their Practicum Site placement. This could involve helping them negotiate their contract and the scope of work or providing guidance on completion of evaluation deliverables. Mentors are given a modest honorarium for their time and commitment.

LEEAD Mentor Goals

Both Scholars and Mentors complete an assessment, which is used to match a complementary mentor-mentee pair. The matching process is based on a number of factors including personal background, research interests, mentoring needs and approach, work settings, geographic location, and other priorities identified by Scholars. One-to-one matches are made based on opportunities for strong connections. Thus, Mentors are selected based on the cohort’s overall characteristics and career interests.

The Cohort 5 LEEAD Mentor Application is Closed

The Cohort 5 LEEAD Mentor application is closed for Cohort 5. To receive announcements about future application cycles, sign up for Bench (Re)Marks, the ETB newsletter or email the ETB Team.

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