What is ConnectCAPPA?
The ConnectCAPPA Program seeks to facilitate opportunities for one-on-one peer mentorship and support relationships within the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA) community in order to:
Create open communication and dialogue
Build community bonds
Help members develop goals and strategies for their growth and success in the profession
Provide guidance and suggestions in professional development
Foster solidarity within the profession
Provide communicative and professional support
Provide a networking platform
Share resources and insights
Who can participate?
If you have a genuine interest in connecting with a colleague in the field and fostering a mutual relationship, then this program is for you! While some connections may take a mentor/mentee form, others may offer peer-to-peer interaction and solidarity.
Please note you must be a current member of CAPPA to participate in ConnectCAPPA. More information about becoming a member can be found here: http://www.nationalcappa.org/join-cappa/
How can I apply?
Please fill out the ConnectCAPPA 2018-2019 Application to participate in the first round of applications and matching by December 21st, 2018. Please note there will be additional ConnectCAPPA open application periods in January through February 2019 and March through April 2019.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to Anna Seidner firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Passonno email@example.com, co-managers for ConnectCAPPA.
How does the matching process work?
Participants will be matched based on an application that includes questions related to professional experience, institution, location, preferences for communication, and more. In the application, you will have the opportunity to indicate how many years you have been working in this field and whether you would like to be matched with a mentor, mentee, or peer. We will do our best to accommodate all preferences, and we appreciate your flexibility and open-mindedness in the matching process.
What happens after I’m matched with my mentor/mentee/peer?
Matches are encouraged to develop a unique relationship that works best for them, and we have found that a relationship will reflect the energy offered by each member. Participants are encouraged to connect at least twice a month. The participants should tell each other if too little or too much time is being spent on the relationship.
The form and content of communication is based upon participant preferences. Emails will be sent out periodically by the organizers to check in, offer support, answer questions, and give suggestions for new ways to connect with your match.
While the relationship formally lasts for this academic year, we hope that in many cases it might last much longer!