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Mentor Program


Registration has closed for the Spring Mentor Program.


Stay tuned for more information on SAHRA's Fall Mentor Program. 



The program includes speaker led presentations from industry experts that will expand your HR body of knowledge on topics that can be quickly applied to your day to day operations.


Current Session: 


Wednesday, March 22nd – Opening Session! Meet your Mentor/Mentee!


Wednesday, April 12th – “Putting the “Business” in HR Business Partner”, presented by Steve Haas


Wednesday, May 3rd – “Crucial Accountability”, certified trainer Gabe Lewell


Wednesday, May 24th – “Korn Ferry Leadership Architect: Leadership Competencies”, certified trainer Helen Patton


Sessions will be held at the National University located in Rancho Cordova from 6:00 to 8:30. (Details to follow after registration is confirmed.)


The program offers Mentors…

· Share knowledge from your own experiences to enhance the career movement of your Mentee.

· Re-ignite your enthusiasm for your role in our industry! Sharing your experience and knowledge can help you to feel strong and empowered and help your Mentee feel competent.


The program offers Mentees…

· Opportunities to expand your Human Resources network.

· Receive coaching in areas of development such as Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and HR Generalist topics.

· Receive feedback, coaching and benefit from those who have been there and done that!


Questions? You may contact Co-Facilitators LesAnn Dorffler or Elizabeth Tattersall with specific inquiries not addressed on the SAHRA website. |


*Participants must be current SAHRA members. Space is limited and interested participants are considered on a first come, first served basis.



Whether you’re looking to refine, refresh, or reinvent your career, the SAHRA Mentor Program has something to offer you.


Let’s count down the top 7 reasons you should attend:


#7.  We do all the hard work for you – By matching the right mentors with the right mentees.


#6.  Develop leadership skills - Add mentoring, coaching, feedback and effective meeting management skills to your resume.


#5.  Enhance your network of HR professionals – Build a broad, collegiate network of local HR professionals.


#4.  Knowledge Sharing - Learn the best practices across a variety of HR disciplines.


#3.   Increase your likelihood of career promotions, new job prospects etc.– This program just might be THE BIG LEAP over obstacles standing in the way of your career success.


#2.  Earn credits - towards SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP and HRCI recertification


#1.  It’s FREE for SAHRA members – What are you still waiting for? Sign up today!


Time Commitment Requirements:


The monthly time commitment for the mentoring program is three to five hours per month, which includes participation in monthly group mentoring meetings and regular interaction (i.e. phone, e-mail, or in-person) with your mentor/mentee.


In order to participate in the program, you must:

  • Be a current SAHRA member and maintain membership for the duration of the mentoring program
  • Plan to remain actively involved in a Human Resources capacity for the entire duration of the program
  • Commit to a minimum number of meetings

Minimum requirements to be an SAHRA Mentor:

  • 5+ years in the HR profession (3 yrs. must be in an exempt role)
  • Passion for the advancement of the HR Profession
  • Demonstrated experience in progressive HR disciplines/responsibilities/leadership
  • Professional certification desired (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)
  • Previous mentor experience a plus

Minimum requirements to be an SAHRA Mentee:

  • Currently employed in an HR role or in transition seeking a role in HR
  • Focused/determined on a long-term career in HR


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