Mentoring Circle Program

The Mentoring Circle Program is a multifaceted networking opportunity designed to foster deep professional relationships and collaborative learning. It delivers on the CV-Well Mission and Values to develop and empower members to be leaders within CV-Well and the profession.

Program Goals

Engage members and build community

Enable professional growth through group and peer mentoring
Foster the development and retention of future leaders

2023 - 2024 Program Year

  • 8-10 mentoring circles led by seasoned CV-Well leaders
  • 6-8 mentees/circle


  •      Applications due: April 14, 2023
  • Matching: May 2023
  • Launch: June/July 2023
  • Monthly Circle Meetings: July 2023 to May 2024
  • All Circle Summit #1:  October/November 2023
  • Midpoint Survey: January 2024
  • All Circle Summit #2: January/February 2024
  • Closing and Evaluation: May 2024

Learn About Roles and Responsibilities Here: CV-Well Mentoring Circle Program Overview

Mentoring Circle Leaders/Mentors

Working with my mentees has been an absolute joy and pleasure. They are smart, caring, creative, compassionate women with such enthusiasm for our profession, the desire to learn, and leadership qualities. It has brought together RDs with similar jobs who are truly enjoying learning from each other as well as doing the research for their presentation topics. Without this mentoring program they might never have met; with this program I believe they will be friends and colleagues for years to come!

– Sharon Smalling

Mentoring Circle Application

Before completing the application, familiarize yourself with the program and the obligations of Circle Members as described in the CV-Well Mentoring Circle Program Overview. Joining the program is a professional decision and commitment. Please note that the time commitment for this program is approximately 3-4 hours per month, and participation is vital to the success of the program. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2023 at 5 PM (CT).

Applications are now being accepted for the Mentoring Circle Program. You may submit your application using this form. Applications are due April 14, 2023.

If you have any questions about Mentoring Circles, please contact CV-Well’s Leadership Cultivation Director, Jean Storlie, at