MENTORING PROGRAM

NISA Mentoring Program

Welcome to the NISA Mentoring Program 2018 Application! We are very glad to know you are interested in participating in our program and achieving all of your business successes. Please carefully read this application. Make sure the information you provide is complete and accurate. Also, please do not leave any blank space. If you have any questions/issues, please do not hesitate to reach us at peter@nisaconnections.com.

Goal of the Mentorship Program

The goal of the NISA Mentorship Program is to match the expertise and interests of our volunteer mentors to the expressed needs of the entrepreneur who requires assistance in improving his/her business operations.

Who can be Guided and Helped?

An entrepreneur who is in need of advice and support for his/her business operations. You are a receiver of information, accepting the free advice while ensuring not to exploit the mentor’s time.

We look forward to seeing you!

The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.

Sign Up Information

Do you want to be the MENTOR (teacher) or the MENTOREE (student)?


Mentoring Program Code of Ethics

To help small businesses grow faster and employ more people by making it easy to be a mentor, find a mentor, and build a business.

There are numerous ethical issues surrounding a business mentoring relationship. Business ethics has many dimensions, particularly in the realm of cyberspace. As part of the NISA network, we ask that you agree to a basic set of guidelines and principles that are outlined below. Though not exhaustive, we hope these guidelines will assist you in establishing an honest, trusting and rewarding relationship. We ask you to use these guidelines as the basis for the relationship you are about to develop.

By accessing or using the NISA website, located at www.nisaconnections.com, or any successor websites, including any and all international and mobile versions thereof (collectively, the "Website"), and thereby becoming a part of the NISAS Mentor community, you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct and the other terms set forth in our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Failure to adhere to this Code of Conduct and the Terms of Use may result, among other things, in termination of your account and the deletion of content that you have posted on NISA, with or without notice, as determined by NISA in its sole discretion.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Code of Conduct at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to this Code of Conduct on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Website after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Code of Conduct. If you do not agree to this or any future Code of Conduct, you may not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Website. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website to determine if there have been changes to this Code of Conduct and to review such changes.

Mentors and Mentees

As a mentor within the NISA Mentor network, I agree to:

  • Treat others within the network with respect
  • Put an honest effort and commit sufficient time towards each mentoring relationship established (recommended three (3) hours per month for mentors and six (6) hours per month for mentees)
  • Not promote goods or services from sources in which I have a financial or personal interest
  • Not accept fees or commissions
  • Represent oneself honestly (no fake identities or aliases)
  • Recognize the diversity of the NISA Network and respect the variety of cultural norms, beliefs, practices, and values it contains

Mentors

As a mentor within the NISA Mentor network, I agree to:

  • Not use any ideas, products or materials that a mentee has, or may develop, to further my business or financial interests; and maintain the confidentiality of all ideas, products or materials that have been entrusted to me by my mentee
  • Encourage my mentee to maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Maintain a high standard of personal and professional conduct with my mentee
  • Always communicate in a truthful manner
  • Support the goals of my mentee
  • Avoid the intent or appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications
  • Accept only assignments for which I am qualified by my experience and competence
  • Immediately acknowledge any influences on my objectivity to my mentee
  • Refer my mentee to NISA Mentor for issues or questions for which I feel unqualified

Mentees

As a mentee within the NISA Mentor network, I agree to:

  • Put effort and energy into getting matched with a mentor
  • Create relevant, specific, detailed, and clear mentoring maintain the confidentiality of my mentoring relationships
  • Build proactively my mentoring relationships
  • Communicate regularly and openly with my mentor
  • Honor my commitment to my mentor
  • Complete any tasks agreed upon between my mentor and myself
  • Hold all sensitive information provided through my NISA Mentor relationship in strict confidence

Helping entrepreneurs thrive through mentoring