For questions that are not answered here or in the Mentoring Handbook, please contact the program manager.

Who can assist me if I have a problem with the website, registration or creating my profile?

The program manager is available to assist participants at any point in the mentoring process. Submit a question on the Contact page.

What is the ASFPM Mentoring Program?

See What is Mentoring.

Is there a fee for mentoring?


How do I participate in the mentoring program?

See Application Process.

Is participation in the ASFPM Mentoring Program recognized for Continuing Education Credit?

Mentoring activities that are face-to-face (such as one-on-one or group mentoring) or virtual group mentoring, would be eligible for CEC for mentees and mentors. CECs are not available for Ask a Mentor. The number of CEC credit hours will be determined based on existing guidelines for taking flood-related courses or virtual learning, or teaching a flood-related course. Anyone seeking CECs for mentoring-related activities should complete the CEC verification form. The form should be signed by the mentor and supported by any documentation such as an agenda, mentoring goals/objectives, etc.

Why should I become a mentee?

See What is Mentoring.

What are the mentoring program Learning Areas?

See Learning Areas.

What are the mentoring program Knowledge Areas?

See Knowledge Areas.

Why should I become a mentor?

See What is Mentoring.

What qualifies me to be a mentor? Can I become a mentee? Do I have to be an ASFPM member?

See Eligibility Policy.

May I participate in a mentoring partnership as either a mentor or mentee?

Yes, see Registration.

Will I be compensated if I am a mentor?

No, mentoring is a voluntary partnership, but some specific costs may be covered. See the Resource & Reimbursement Request Policy.

I want to be a mentor, but how do I know if I am qualified in a particular learning or knowledge area?

If you have been trained and performed a skill or applied knowledge in a specific area and also feel confident that you could teach it to someone else, then you are likely a "subject matter expert." See Mentee/Mentor Roles & Responsibility and the Eligibility Policy. The program manager is also available to assist you in determining your qualification.

How does ASFPM support effective mentoring partnerships?

Effective mentoring partnerships are supported by the Mentoring Partnership framework developed by ASFPM and outlined in the Mentoring Handbook. The program manager also supports mentoring partnerships throughout the mentoring process. Participants can contact the program manager through the Contact page on the website or the Contact Information document in the partnership workspace. Partners can also send messages to the program manager through the discussion and commenting functionality of the workspace. See the Using Basecamp document in the workspace and Partnership Workspace.

I have participated in a mentoring partnership previously. Do I need to repeat the orientation training?

As the mentoring program evolves, ASFPM anticipates there will be new guidance, materials and activities. Participants will be notified by the program manager of any substantial program changes or to renew their orientation. See Orientation.

What is the Mentoring Handbook?

ASFPM has developed the Mentoring Handbook to support participants in completing registration, creating a profile, requesting mentoring and using the partnership tools. It provides step-by-step guidance for the ASFPM mentoring process and templates for building successful partnerships.

How do mentees find mentors?

See Mentor Finder.

Why does the ASFPM Mentoring Program have different mentoring formats, and what are they?

The four types of mentoring available adhere to the goals described in Mentoring Program Overview and take advantage of the existing abilities and learning activities within ASFPM. See Mentoring Approaches.

Will I always get my preferred mentor?

See Assigning Mentors.

How much time will mentoring participation take, and how often must I interact with my partner?

The time commitment and preferred frequency of contact is driven by the goals, mentoring agreement and action plan developed jointly by the mentee and mentor. See Mentoring Agreement.

Is there a way for me to provide feedback on my mentoring experience?

See Monitoring & Evaluation.

What is Ask a Mentor?

See Mentoring Approaches for an overview and Ask a Mentor for more information.

Why do I need to provide Ask a Mentor feedback?

See Ask a Mentor Feedback.