Mentoring Matters Learn. Grow. Share. Connect

Mentor and protegee

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

The Mentoring Matters program was designed to provide AU staff with opportunities to broaden their individual skills and knowledge and enhance personal and professional development while building competencies to assist AU in its goal of Inclusive Excellence.

The Mentoring Matters program is intended to create access to opportunities for all staff that will enrich their professional experience and the workplace culture.

Program Objectives

  • Enhance personal and professional growth by broadening knowledge and skills
  • Gain a broader understanding of the mission and vision of AU and to contribute to its future
  • Foster deeper connections and build meaningful relationships across the AU community


Participants must be a full-time staff member and have successfully completed your probation period.

Only 50 mentoring pairs will be accepted into 2020 Mentoring Matters Cohort.


Mentoring pairs are expected to have at least one 30 minute meeting per month.

E-learning Curriculum

  • Being a Good Mentor
  • Taking Charge of Your Career
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion
  • Being a Good Mentee 
  • Taking Charge of Your Career 
  • Developing Professional Image 
  • Improving Listening Skills
  • Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion

How to Apply

  • Applications for the 2020 cohort of the Mentoring Matters program has closed. 

Mentoring Matters 2018 Kickoff

The 2018 Mentoring Matters program launched their second cohort this summer.

Program Timeline

  • Application Closes October 31, 2019
  • Matching Event on November 21, 2019
  • Matches Announced Mid-December 2019
  • Kickoff Event on January 23, 2020

Contact Information

To learn more about the Mentoring Matters program please contact us at