2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Mentoring Opportunities

At the NASPA Annual Conference, several knowledge communities and volunteer groups hosting mentoring opportunities.  If you're interested in mentoring or being a mentee, we will provide information here on the various opportunities as they are finalized.  

Some past mentoring programs include: 

  • Meals with a mentor
  • Candid Conversations
  • First-time attendee meals
  • First-time attendee mentor and mentee

Center for Women: Candid Conversations 

The NASPA Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women is sponsoring Candid Conversations, a one-on-one mentoring program for those who identify as women at all professional levels at the NASPA Annual Conference.  Candid Conversations is an exciting program that provides opportunities for mentorship, coaching, and professional development to new and seasoned student affairs professionals.

As participants in Candid Conversations, mentors and mentees meet during the NASPA Annual Conference to discuss topics including work-life integration, career advancement strategies, professional goals, and many other relevant topics.  Though there is no expectation that mentee-mentor relationships will continue after the conference, we are delighted that many remain strong and significant over time.  

Want to Participate?

Prior to the NASPA Annual Conference, mentees and mentors are invited to register to participate. Mentees will have the opportunity to match with selected mentors based on similar experiences, interests, professional aspirations, and other unique areas.  Once mentees and mentors match, both will receive follow-up information. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to connect prior to the Conference in order to establish plans for meeting. Conversations at the Conference tend to last about an hour.  

Registration for Mentors is open! Sign up today and give back to your profession in this meaningful way. Registration for mentees will open January 5, 2018. 

Mentor Registration