The Grizzly Administrative Professionals (GAP) mentor program (PDF, login required) is designed to uphold the values of Georgia Gwinnett College while creating an atmosphere of trust, belonging, understanding, support and encouragement for a diverse work environment. It strives to create a culture where learning and the sharing of knowledge becomes part of the daily fabric rather than a mandatory task, shortens the learning curve and heightens productivity.

Please contact Amy DeCou at adecou@ggc.edu for more information.

Benefits of being a mentor

  • Personal fulfillment
  • Increase communication skills
  • Interpersonal skill development
  • Help others grow and develop

Benefits of being a mentee

  • Network expansion
  • Encouragement and support
  • Sharper focus
  • Increase productivity and motivation

Criteria

  • Able to commit six months
  • Full-time employee at GGC
  • Displays positive attitude
  • Takes pride in GGC

Testimonials

Sharon Lasch

Through the GAP program, I chose to apply for the mentorship program. I have been a mentee since late August and it has been an amazing experience. It is a commitment which requires some homework, but I have been rewarded with a small group setting, fun and thoughtful workshops, professional and personal development and the building of a trusting one-on-one relationship with my mentor. It’s a two-way street where we learn from each other and has definitely been worth the time and effort.
 
I am proud to be part of GAP and look forward to enhancing my current relationships, building new ones and further developing my skills and knowledge. Hopefully, each administrative professional will seize the opportunity to experience all that GAP has to offer. The only requirement is the thirst for developing yourself personally and professionally and enjoying comradery among your peers.

– Sharon Lasch, Executive Assistant

I very much appreciate all the guidance and would definitely recommend the program to all new administrative assistants. I think when you are new, you do not have an adequate knowledge base to even know what you need to learn or where to go to get answers. The mentoring program and GAP have been an invaluable resource for me.

– Lisa Schaffer, Administrative Assistant