Mentoring Matters Slide Picture

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 future mission. 

There are three types of mentoring opportunities:

  • Shadowing - Follow and observe a staff member performing their job for a day.
  • Situational - Obtain specific knowledge, skills, and/or abilities through hands-on training, tasks, and/or projects.
  • Traditional - Developing a relationship to provide individual support to help the protégé grow and develop.


  • Mentors: Must be a full time staff member with a minimum of three years of service at AU.
  • Protégés: Must be full-time staff member and have successfully completed your probation period.

Participating Departments & Affinity Groups

  • 21st Century Leadership Alumni Group
  • Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Career Center
  • Facilities Management
  • Kogod School of Business
  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations
  • Office of Enrollment
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Information Technology
  • University Center
  • University Communications & Marketing
  • University Library
  • WAMU

Contact Information

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