Mentorship Program

NCEDA supports the growth of the economic development profession in many ways. One of the most important is facilitating relationships between experienced economic developers and newer members of our profession.

The newly revived Mentorship Program connects industry veterans who are willing to offer guidance and advice with young professionals who would like to expand their knowledge. The specifics of each mentor-mentee relationship depend upon the participants — from a focus on achieving a particular goal to long-term coaching and advice. Mentors and mentees can communicate in person, by phone or online, depending upon what works best for both. Click HERE to view the Mentorship Program Guidelines.

The 2023 Mentorship Program application deadline is Friday, September 8. Our team will review the applications and make pairings in mid-September and then host a virtual orientation / introduction in early October. Click HERE to view the 2023 Mentorship Program Application Packet (this includes the program guidelines and application form).