The Mentor Program, launching soon, will allow AEs to connect with other, more seasoned AEs for guidance, advice, and support—whether they are new to the REALTOR® association management business or are simply experiencing challenges.
The program will work through a national database that categorizes available mentors according to their location, demographics, and demonstrated skill set. Association and Leadership Development staff are currently working with NAR’s IT staff to develop the database.
The work group developed screening questions that AEs will answer, through the database, to automatically match them with possible mentors. The work group is currently reviewing guidelines that outline a mentor’s responsibilities, including the time commitment, methods of communication, and overall role of the AE mentor.