In today’s marketplace, the value, if not the necessity, of being proactive in securing knowledge and advice from industry professionals has never been greater. Every mentorship experience is beneficial.


  • Gain insight from your mentor’s knowledge, skills, values and expertise.
  • Grow through greater awareness of challenges and opportunities.
  • Receive critical feedback in key areas, such as communications, interpersonal relationships, technical abilities and leadership skills.
  • Develop a sharper focus on what is needed to grow personally and professionally.
  • Learn specific skills and knowledge that are relevant to professional and personal goals.
  • Gain knowledge about the industry and unspoken rules that can be critical for success in the venue management industry.

Review the Mentor/Mentee Handbook
Apply to be a Mentee


As a mentor, you will be developing the industry leadership of tomorrow. Being a mentor to the future of our association and industry, you will:

  • Positively influence another individual sharing your knowledge, skills, values and experiences.
  • Gain tremendous satisfaction from contributing to the development of capable individuals and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing them succeed.
  • Improve communication, leadership, and development/training skills.
  • Expand professional contacts through interaction with other mentors.
  • Revitalize interest in your own work through connection with members who are changing their career path, want to learn a new skill, or assist newer members navigate their way to success.
  • Boost your self-esteem through recognition from your mentee, peers and the association community.
  • Invest in the future by giving back to IAVM.

Review the Mentor/Mentee Handbook
Apply to be a Mentor



  • Oversee partnership process and mentor/mentee goals
  • Provide coaching and counseling as needed
  • Provide information to help mentor/mentee achieve their program goals
  • Evaluate impact of participation on personal and professional development
  • Other responsibilities outlined in handbook

Thank you to our global partners.