As part of being a GFOA first-time scholarship recipient, recipients will be automatically enrolled in our mentorship program. As a mentee, you and a small group of other new members will be paired with an experienced GFOA member leading up to the annual conference. That mentor will be able to give you lessons learned from GFOA conferences that he/she has acquired over the years, tips on how to get the most out of GFOA and the conference, and a friendly face to connect with at GFOA social events and throughout the Convention Center. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with your peers in a similar situation.
The mentor program will allow the mentees and mentors a chance to participate in a conference call with peers prior to the conference and attend GFOA's first-time annual conference scholarship brunch as a group to build upon the initial phone connection. Additional activities may be planned by the mentor or the group.
GFOA will attempt to connect mentees and mentors with similar career interests and backgrounds.