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This is What Mentoring Looks Like: Insider Insights on GPA's Mentor Match Program

The session will follow this structure: 
* INTRODUCTIONS AND "NEWLYWED GAME"-STYLE WARMUP: 5-10 minutes (panel & learners)
* MODERATED DISCUSSION: 25 minutes. During this portion, Paveglio will pose questions to panelists regarding their Mentor Match experiences, such as: "Why did you join Mentor Match? Prior to joining Mentor Match, were you new to mentoring (as an -or or -ee)? How did your experience in the Mentor Match program align with your expectations? Mentors: what is something that you gained? What advice would you give to grant pros who are interested in Mentor Match?"  
* CONUNDRUM DISCUSSION: 15-20 minutes (panel & learners). In this portion, learners will consider the pros/cons of connecting to a mentor/ee on social media, and will compare their thoughts to panelists' views
* GENERAL Q&A: 20 minutes
* CLOSING REMARKS: 5 minutes

Learners will hear first-hand how GPA's Mentor Match has impacted the work of several grant professionals, and will hopefully be inspired to join the program themselves. Learners will receive a handout containing the Mentor Match program guidelines and GrantZone signup instructions.

Learning objectives include: 
* Become familiar with GPA's Mentor Match program (a free and relatively-new program for GPA members)
* Gain insights into what makes a mentor or mentee successful
* Identify and develop solutions to conundrums that frequently occur in mentorships 
* Get questions answered regarding the GPA's Mentor Match program

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders 

Amanda Paveglio is the Manager of Grant Services for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, an education service agency based in Lancaster, PA. She leads enterprise-wide grant work, guides teams in developing grant proposals, and seeks grant opportunities to benefit IU13 programs. She views her role as equal parts researcher, writer, systems engineer, and communications coach. Amanda has a B.A. in Music History from the College of Wooster and a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Panelists coming soon!