Mentorship Program

"ATD Dallas builds talent for the world's most successful organizations. We're making Dallas the talent development capital of the world through access, recognition, and expertise. We build people, connections, and careers.” Matt Hirst, 2018 Chapter President. The ATD Dallas Mentorship GIV Program, is another way we help create access to resources within our organization and build you expertise by sharing your expertise with one another. Through the ATD Dallas Mentorship GIV Program, we help you Create your Goals, while you Invest your time, which provides Vision for your future.

Program Details:

Our program runs twice a year for three months as summarized below:

  • The program kicks off with an orientation;
  • Mentors/mentees are matched based on your desired goals;
  • Mentor/Mentee pairs will set-up a three month mentoring plan;
  • The program concludes with a capstone session to share lessons learned and the program’s impact on your learning journey.

Criteria to Apply:

To participate:

  • You must be an ATD Dallas member in good standing,

  • Be willing to commit to at least two hours a month to the program (includes time with your mentor or mentee), and

  • Attend the final capstone session at the conclusion of the program.

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After being matched, the mentor and mentee will have the flexibility to mutually determine the specific time commitment. We recommend a minimum of two meetings per month over a three-month period. These meetings can take place either virtually or in-person, depending on your individual availability and preferences.

Why Should I Apply?

So, why should you sign up to be a mentor or mentee?

  • GIV offers a unique and transformative opportunity for individuals seeking guidance, support, and a pathway to success through interaction with other ATD Dallas members.

For Mentees, this program will: For Mentors, this program will:
  • Accelerate Personal DevelopmentGain valuable insights, strategies, and advice to overcome challenges and reach your goals faster. Our mentors are experienced professionals who have excelled in their respective fields. By connecting with them, you can fast-track your personal growth journey.

  • Professional Advancement: Whether you're a student, a young professional, or someone looking to advance in their career, our mentors can provide the guidance and expertise you need. They can help you navigate your career path, offer industry-specific advice, and assist in building a strong professional network.

  • Tailored Guidance Our mentoring program is designed to be personalized to your needs and goals. You will be matched with a mentor who aligns with your aspirations, ensuring that you receive guidance that is tailored to your unique circumstances and objectives.

  • Confidence Boost: Interacting with a mentor can boost your confidence and self-esteem. They can provide constructive feedback, help you identify your strengths, and offer support during challenging times. Having a mentor by your side can make you feel more empowered to take risks and pursue your dreams.

  • Expand Your Network: Building a strong professional network is essential for success. GIV is a stepping-stone toward building a vibrant professional network.

  • Accountability: Mentors can help you set clear goals and hold you accountable for your actions. This accountability can be a powerful motivator to stay focused and make progress towards your objectives.

  • Life-Long Learning:  Our mentoring program encourages continuous learning and growth. Your mentor can recommend books, courses, and resources to keep you updated in your field.

  • Give Back: As a mentee, you also have the opportunity to give back by becoming a mentor in the future. By participating in our program, you're contributing to a cycle of growth and support within our community.

  • Make a Meaningful Impact: Being a mentor offers a unique opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact on someone's life. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you can help mentees achieve their goals, overcome challenges, and grow personally and professionally.

  • Pass on Your Wisdom: Over the years, you've acquired valuable skills, insights, and life lessons. Volunteering as a mentor allows you to pass on this wisdom to the next generation, ensuring that your knowledge and experience continue to benefit others.

  • Personal Growth As a mentor, you'll also experience personal growth. Guiding others forces you to reflect on your own experiences and knowledge, often leading to new perspectives and personal development. It's a two-way learning process.

  • Give Back to Your Talent Development Community: Mentoring is a way to give back to the DFW Talent Development community and contribute to its growth and development. By helping individuals succeed, you're indirectly strengthening your community and creating a positive ripple effect.

  • Expand Your Network: Mentoring often involves connecting with like-minded individuals, both mentees and fellow mentors. This can expand your professional network, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations.

  • Build Lasting Relationships Mentorship often leads to meaningful, long-lasting relationships. The bonds formed between mentors and mentees can extend beyond the mentoring relationship and become valuable connections in your life.

  • Inspire and Motivate: Your success story and willingness to volunteer as a mentor can inspire and motivate others to do the same. By setting an example, you encourage a culture of giving back and mentorship.

  • Feel a Sense of Fulfillment: Ultimately, mentoring brings a deep sense of fulfillment. Knowing that you've played a part in someone else's growth and success can be immensely rewarding and leave you with a sense of accomplishment.

Important Dates:

Below are dates for the 2024 Cohort 2 Mentoring Program:

Sign Up Begins - Complete form below April 12, 2024
Sign Up Ends July 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance into the program and next steps July 22, 2024
 Matching begins August 12, 2024
 Matching ends August 26, 2024
 Orientation September 9, 2024
 Program begins September 16, 2024
 Program ends and Capstone Presentation December 11, 2024

Application Form:

Ready to get started? Show your interest by completing this brief, 5-minute form below and specify whether you’d like to take on the role of a mentor or mentee and why. If you have any questions, please reach out to  


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244


Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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