In 2014, the Academy underwent an effort to ensure it remains a vibrant, growing and relevant organization to the overall profession. At this time, a specific Mentoring Committee of the Academy was developed as one method to reach out to young professionals.
The Mentoring Committee implements the Mentorship Program on an annual basis. The intent of the program is to pair seasoned professionals (Mentors) with young professionals, students and new directors (Mentees) to share experiences and to provide development opportunities.
Since inception, the Academy and the Leadership Development Network have partnered with the Young Professionals Network to implement the Mentorship Program. The program has continued to grow each year with close to 100 pairing annually.