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CABMA Launches 2017-18 Mentor Me Program Application Process

April 21, 2017

CLEVELAND – Following successful beta testing for the Mentor Me program during the 2016-17 membership year, CABMA announced today the official launch of the application process for the 2017-18 program to its membership. 

Mirrored after the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Leadership program, Mentor Me is designed to foster professional career and personal growth, as well as encourage an organizational commitment to CABMA by connecting members, empowering them with knowledge, and ultimately allowing them to grow and lead.  The year-long program, beginning at the 2017 Convention in Orlando, FL, will pair an experienced athletic business professional (deemed First Line Mentors) with a young professional in the industry (deemed a protégé). All First Line Mentors are certified by the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Institute for Leadership and receive in-depth training in mentoring techniques and leadership principles.

To be eligible for the program, a prospective protégé must:
  • Be a current, dues-paying member of CABMA
  • Have/make plans to attend both the 2017 & 2018 CABMA Conventions
  • Be willing and able to schedule and complete at least 4 calls/meetings with his/her assigned mentor throughout the course of the year
  • Be willing to initiate conversation about challenges/opportunities, questions, career trends, etc.
  • Be teachable
  • Be consistent and follow through
  • Establish goals

Approximately 13-15 protégés will be selected for the 2017-18 program based on the responses outlined within their application.

To access the application, please CLICK HERE. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 10. The CABMA leadership will notify the selected participants shortly following the application deadline.

If you have not yet registered for the 2017 CABMA Convention, click here. To learn more about the Convention agenda, click here.

About CABMA: CABMA is an organization devoted to the establishment, maintenance and implementation of the highest standards of integrity and efficiency in the scope, policies and procedures involved in the management and administration of business in the athletics departments and associations of colleges and universities. For more information about CABMA, please visit www.cabma.com. CABMA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 52nd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.