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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the CSW Staff Mentoring and Development Program. If you have any additional questions, please contact karen.engler@asu.edu, CSW Program Director.

What if I can’t attend one of the professional development programs in person?

We realize that it may be difficult for individuals to attend some of the professional development programs in person. In the event that a mentee cannot attend a scheduled program in person, they can make arrangements with the CSW office to substitute the program with a different professional development opportunity. They can attend a session offered through ASU’s HR’s Leadership Workforce and Development Group or they can access a training session from the CSW Professional Development Resource Center. Additionally, you can also attend a professional development workshop offered through a different unit and request for the session to be counted toward your development requirement for the CSW Staff Mentoring and Development Program. Please note that only one substitution will be allowed.

What happens if I need a different mentor?

In the event that either the mentor or the mentee are not comfortable with the match, CSW staff will try to match you with a new mentor. Participants are only allowed one rematch during the program cycle. Please note, however, that due to the limited number of participants in the program, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a new match. 

What happens if I decide that I don’t want to continue with the program?

Participation in the CSW Staff Mentoring and Development Program is completely voluntary. If you feel that the program is not for you, you may resign from the program.

Will participation in the CSW Staff Mentoring and Development Program help me to advance in my position, get promoted or gain a raise in salary?

Participation in the Staff Mentoring Program does not in any way guarantee advancement, promotion or salary increases.

What happens if I apply and don’t get accepted into the program?  Can I apply again?

Due to limited space, participation in the CSW Staff Mentoring and Development Program is selective and limited. If a participant is not accepted the first time they apply, this does not mean that they aren’t a good candidate for the program. There may not be space for them to participate in that particular cycle.

If you apply to the program and aren’t selected, you are encouraged to apply for the next cycle of the program.