Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia
Association of Virginia


SHAV Mentorship Program

SHAV’s Mentorship Program provides the opportunity for current professionals to connect and collaborate with future clinicians or clinical fellows in the fields of audiology and speech language pathology. Mentors are licensed professionals and SHAV members who have at least 2 years of work experience. Mentees are 2nd year Graduate Students or Clinical Fellows who are currently SHAV members. (We hope to expand in future years to include first year career changers.)

The Process:

  • Application: Interested individuals will submit applications between February 1 and April 30 of each year.
  • Matching/Notification: The Mentorship Committee will review applications and pair mentors with mentees based on interests and geographical location. Notification of matches will be made by June 30.



Getting Started: 

  • Mentors/Mentees will go over expectations and set goals for the mentorship period, which will be submitted to the SHAV Office by August 30.
  • The Mentor/Mentee pair agrees to:
      • Participate in at least two mentoring activities per month
        • Mentoring activities (can include but not limited to):
            • Phone/video conference
            • Face-to-face meeting ups
            • Observations (if location permits)
            • Webinar participation/discussion
            • Research article review/discussion
      • Complete a summary and survey. Submit to the SHAV Office by April 30


Mentorship Period: 

  • Two semester time frame
      • 1st semester cycle runs September 1 to November 30
      • 2nd semester cycle runs January 1 to March 30


If you are interested in participating as a Mentor, please fill out the application below by April 30, 2019.
If you are interested in participating as a Mentee, please fill out the application below by April 30, 2019.

Notifications of matches will be made by June 30, 2019.

If you have additional questions, please contact the SHAV Office at 888-729-7428 or email shavoffice@shav.org.