IT Mentoring Program

Develop as a Professional and a Leader!

The Cooperative IT Community Mentoring Program is designed to help IT professionals grow and expand in their role at the cooperative, develop leadership and mamagement skill sets, and help organizations support and retain top talent. An experienced mentor can help new employees get acclimated, decrease their learning curve, and build their national cooperative network. The program fosters collaboration and cooperation among cooperatives and exposes participants to new ideas and approaches in their development of communication and other professional skills.
Mentors and mentees are matched by needs, skills, and experiences. The program offers mutiple resources to help you structure your mentoring relationships including regular coffee hours with fellow program participants, guidence on your role in the partnership, meeting structure and prompts to help get the convesatons going, a mini book club to share between mentors and mentees, and much more!


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Overview and Key Dates

If you are considering participating in the Cooperative IT Mentoring Program for 2021, please join our information session for an overview of the program, what to expect, and key dates. In these challenging times, it's more important than ever to find ways to connect with others. Learn how this program can help you make a difference in the life of another cooperative IT professional.

November 19, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET


  • November 19, 2020: Cooperative IT Mentoring Program interest meeting
  • December 1, 2020: Mentor Application Window Opens
  • December 29, 2020: Mentor Application Window Closes
  • January 8, 2021: Mentee Application Window Opens
  • January 29, 2021: Mentee Application Window Closes
  • February 19, 2021 (approximate): Mentoring Pair Assignments Announced
  • March 1, 2021: Official Start to the 2021 Cohort
  • September 1, 2021: Official End to the 2021 Cohort

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