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Mentorship Program

Mentorship programs facilitate the development of beneficial one-on-one relationships between seasoned industry veteran members and members new to the industry. Mentors have the opportunity to advise, encourage, and support their mentees by sharing their own experiences, knowledge, and expertise. The ALP Mentorship Program is open to ALP members only.

Goals of the Mentorship Program

  • Assist members who are new to the industry with personal development, business development, and a general understanding of the business/industry
  • Allow mentors to give back to the industry and grow personally
  • Encourage mentees to realize their full potential

Why Participate?

Rewards for all participants include:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Foster lasting relationships
  • Share mutual interests
  • Sharpen communication skills

Mentee rewards include:

  • Professional development
  • Having a person to turn to who has experience in the industry
  • Enhanced reputation and professionalism
  • Guidance from your mentor, with whom you share ideas, concerns, and goals
  • One-on-one support from a trusted professional
  • Objective feedback on skills
  • Increased career satisfaction

Mentor rewards include:

  • Aid in creating higher standards for the industry
  • Learning and connecting with your mentee
  • Professional relationship with mentee, with whom you share career advice and constructive, professional guidance
  • Knowing that you made a difference

Requirements for Participation


  • Must be an active ALP member
  • Must be in business for no more than five years
  • Must complete a mentee application


  • Must be an active ALP member
  • Must be in the industry for at least five years
  • Must complete mentor application

Guidelines for Participants

  • Mentor must make initial contact with mentee within one week of assignment.
  • Introduce yourself
  • Discuss how you got into the industry
  • Discuss expectations of the mentor/mentee program
  • Discuss scheduling of future calls
  • Mentors/mentees must communicate at a frequency agreed upon by both parties. Recommended frequency is at least once every two weeks.

Term of Mentorship

While we hope that many mentors/mentees will form lasting professional relationships, the mentoring commitment can be understood to consist of a few phone calls or emails to answer questions, a face-to-face meeting if possible, and invitations and introductions at trade shows. The duration and scope of the communication and pairing are ultimately dependent on the needs and goals of the mentor/mentee.

Mentor/Mentee Assignments

Applications will be reviewed and mentors and mentees will be paired up based on skills, property size/type, and geography.