Realize exceptional benefits through mentoring

Improve promotion and retention, faculty satisfaction and development, grant attainment, research publications, and engagement.

Could Your Institution Benefit from a Better Mentoring Program?

Mentoring programs are an important part of professional development and can help both institution and faculty. However, they don’t always work in practice as well as they do conceptually. Also, many universities are unable to assess their mentoring program’s effectiveness.


Client Testimonial

“We are grateful to AAL and to the knowledgeable and skilled consultants who helped us develop our college-wide mentoring program. AAL took the time to listen to our specific mentoring needs and then worked with us to develop a customized plan to address our needs. The AAL consultants supported us in building a structure for our program and were instrumental in kickstarting our mentor training. In particular, the engaging, hands-on workshop led by Drs. Albino and Ramsel provided us with foundational skills and now serves as a template for our training efforts as we implement and expand our program. Thank you, AAL!”

– Dean Susan Rowan, Director of Faculty Affairs Wendy Cerny, Director of Faculty Development Alison Doubleday, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry



Support Your People. Improve Your Institutional Outcomes.

AAL helps institutions build effective mentoring programs that:

  • Improve job performance, satisfaction, and retention
  • Address knowledge and skill gaps
  • Equip employees to achieve higher levels of well-being
  • Foster an understanding of best practices within your organization
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration
  • Support personal and professional development for both mentors and mentees

How We Do It

Developing an effective mentoring program requires thoughtful planning and sustained attention to ensure that faculty buy into the program and find it valuable. AAL will lead you through the essential steps in developing a mentoring program:

  1. Establish support of the leadership.
  2. Undertake a needs assessment of faculty.
  3. Administer personal assessments to all faculty to facilitate the matching of mentees and mentors.
  4. Attain a clear consensus on program goals, the structure of the program, training for faculty, an evaluation plan, and the steps to sustain the customized mentoring program.
  5. Train faculty to help mentors take a coaching stance in this role and to assist mentees in making optimal use of their mentoring experience.
  6. Evaluate the outcomes of the mentoring program, share these with faculty, and adjust the program based on mentee and mentor feedback.
  7. Make the program sustainable by incorporating mentoring into existing systems, train leadership to continue modeling coaching behavior and provide booster sessions for faculty.

How to Get Started

  1. Request a call – We’ll discuss your needs and determine if we’re a good fit.
  2. Develop your program– We’ll help you build a program that delivers real results.
  3. Improve Your Community – You’ll improve your institutional outcomes.

Why AAL?

For over 15 years, AAL has supported the world’s leading academic healthcare institutions in improving education and global healthcare outcomes. Our team has extensive experience developing mentoring programs for the academic health professions and are available to consult with you. Contact us to discuss how your institution can support faculty to help reach your goals of increased faculty retention and satisfaction, bring in more grant dollars and research, and improve trust in your organization.