Mentorship FAQ

FAQ about the Mentorship Program

  • What is the total time commitment?
    • One year of approximately monthly telephone consultation as mutually agreed upon by Mentor/Mentee pair. ( 12 hours)
    • One in-person meeting at the beginning of the program and one in-person meeting at the end of the program. Total time 2 days
  • What commitments do I need to make, as an LEC participant?
    • Engage openly about the opportunities and challenges of their organizations.
    • Give and receive honest feedback.
    • Keep all discussions confidential.
    • Make a commitment to the process.
    • Remain open to learning different organization development approaches.
    • Advise program faculty if the mentor/mentee relationship is not working for any reason.
  • Who facilitates LEC?
    • Martha Isobel Lask, MSOD, independent consultant since 1994, has over 25 years experience as a coach, consultant and manager in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She brings special expertise in executive coaching and facilitating dialogue in a variety of group settings. Other projects: executive coaching for leaders of clinical development teams at Bristol Myer Squibb; establishment of statewide, cross agency partnerships for the National Rural Economic Development Institute.
    • Dr. M. Christine Kenty, PhD, LEC evaluator, is an independent professional researcher and consultant with years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative program evaluation methods and CACs.
  • What are the selection criteria?
    • Participants are accredited member directors or associate directors, coordinators or team leaders with less than 2 years experience at CAC programs that have a child-friendly CAC facility, a comprehensive multidisciplinary team response, conduct joint interviews and have staff assigned to the CAC. Invitations may be issued to individuals with other situations than those listed above.
    • Participants must have the organizational support of the CAC program and partner agencies to participate fully in the project.
    • Participants must agree to maintain the confidentiality of the other participants.
    • Participants must be committed to expanding their knowledge and growth.
  • If I join the LEC Mentorship Program, can I apply for LEC the following year?
    • Yes, many of the mentees from prior years have joined LEC in the following year.
  • Are Mentors LEC graduates?
    • Yes, all mentors have participated in a year of LEC prior to becoming mentors.
  • What does it cost to participate in LEC?
    • Most costs associated with LEC are covered by NRCAC.