WCA Mentor Program

The WCA Mentor Program is to help those interested or just starting their careers in business aviation by pairing them with a mentor in their field who can be a resource and guide. The program details are outlined below. We are looking for both interested mentees and mentors, please click on the appropriate link:

WCA Mentor Program Details

Mentee:

  • Must be a member of WCA.
  • Must be involved/want to get involved in the aviation industry.
  • Must call into conference calls or participate in online blog. 
  • Must be willing to commit to the mentor program for a specified amount of time.
  • Must complete a Mentee Application.


Mentor:

  • Must be a member of WCA.
  • Must be a contributing member to the aviation industry. 
  • Must call into conference calls or participate in online blog. 
  • Must be willing to commit to the mentor program for a specified amount of time.
  • Must create and attempt to complete one item from own development goals list (NIFA, safety programs, professional conferences) and provide feedback to mentee. 
  • Must complete a Mentor Application. 



Activities:

  1. Mentor makes initial contact with mentee within one week of assignment. 
  2. Mentor program lasts for one year. 
  3. Communication is made at least once a month between mentor/mentee.
  4. Mentors and Mentees participate in conference calls/blog posts about the program and it’s progress. 
  5. Mentors and Mentees provide feedback about program periodically and complete a survey at the end of the program. 
  6. If the relationship is not beneficial to either the mentee or mentor, follow contingency plan. 



Contingency Plan

If the mentor/mentee relationship is no longer beneficial for either of those participating, a new mentor/mentee can be requested. 

  1. Talk through the relationship with the mentor/mentee. 
  2. Mentor or Mentee needs to complete a short synopsis of the issue, difference in career goals, lack of participation, etc., and send to the Mentor Program Director. Provide whether you would like a new mentor/mentee, or would like to take a Leave of Absence from the Mentor Program. 
  3. Mentor Director will evaluate and decide if a new mentor/mentee will be given as soon as possible (depending on availability) or wait until the next session starts. 

 

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