Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and associated public health risks and social distancing requirements we have moved all 2020 events online. Watch our event calendar for occasional virtual gatherings. While we won't be hosting in person events this year we are investing our time and thought leadership in designing possible leadership programs for our members. There are two proposed programs that we would like to hear your thoughts on. We have a survey out now - so please have your say. A bit about the two proposals is below:
Proposed 2-day Leadership Development Program:The Fulbright Alumni 2-day Leadership Development Program would support a select group of AFAA members to:
Proposed Fulbright Alumni Mentoring Program
You are a Fulbrighter now back in Australia. You still fondly remember the intense time of your scholarship, of life in the US, of the contacts and friendships made, and how you've benefited from it as you progress in your career and widen your experience in your speciality, and your institution or profession.
An AFAA Mentoring program would enable longer-term alumni to offer the benefit of their experience as a volunteer mentor to someone less experienced, who may be seeking assistance in developing their own options and career choices.
Were the mentoring program to succeed, the program could expand over time to create opportunities for AFAA volunteers to mentor any interested ‘early career’ mentees (including non-Fulbrighters), such as postgrads, postdocs, as well as professionals working in applied practice.
Costs: The Mentor Program would be administered by a paid administrator / moderator. We estimate that an annual budget of approximately $5000 would be required.