You cannot apply for both so here is information on each to help you decide:
Mentees. This is a mentee-driven program. Mentees are emerging leaders. They have a strong sense of their development needs and can identify one or more areas in which they need mentoring support. Mentees must have the time to prepare for their group’s meetings, fully participate and help plan these sessions, and then “do the work” — that is, be willing to stretch, take risks and use resources to tackle their mentoring goal. Mentees set a goal at the beginning of the program; mentors (as well as other members of the mentoring group) help mentees make progress toward achieving their goals. Mentees pay a mentee program fee; this is separate and distinct from HBA annual membership dues.
Time Commitment: In order for you to fully benefit from the program you should expect to invest your time as follows:
Mentors. Mentors are seasoned executives or leaders with significant experience in the healthcare industry or related services. They have a keen sense of their own strengths coupled with the ability and commitment needed to guide their mentees. Mentors are willing to share of themselves — relaying stories and anecdotes from their careers, recounting successes and failures, offering ideas and approaches and identifying tools and connections. Most mentors have experience in a director-level or higher position and/or have developed both individuals and teams. There is no fee for mentors, who volunteer their time and expertise to their mentees and the program.
Time Commitment: In order for you and your mentee or mentee group to fully benefit from the program you should expect to invest your time as follows: