The Board chair appoints a Council mentor for each new member of Council, whether interim or permanent. Mentor duties include
- Contacting the new director to welcome them to the Alliance. As possible, mentors and new directors often find it useful to meet in person but a phone call is sufficient.
- Offering to serve as a resource on Alliance business and history
- Making a formal introduction at the new director's first meeting
- Introducing the new director to individuals
The period for a Council mentorship is typically one year.