Mentorship in the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI)
A great way for experienced AAOS volunteers to quickly get involved with the ALI Program is to serve as a mentor. There are two different types of mentoring in ALI. Each type aligns with an ALI Level.
In ALI Level 2, participants connect with experienced AAOS volunteers via email to learn more about committee involvement, other ways to engage with the Academy, and career paths.
All Academy members who have served in governance in 2019-20 and/or 2020-21 are eligible to serve as informal mentors.
In ALI Levels 3 and 4, participants will be matched with AAOS volunteer leaders as part of a formal, one-on-one mentoring program. Level 3 participants will be matched with current or former committee or council chairs as mentors, and mentors for Level 4 participants will be current or former members of the AAOS Board of Directors.
Becoming a Mentor
Prior to the launch of Levels 1 and 2, AAOS will contact current volunteer members to assess their interest in serving as an informal mentor for Level 2. Because Levels 3 and 4 begin in 2021, AAOS will reach out to volunteer leaders later this year to provide more information on the formal mentoring program.