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IMTPC: International Mentor Training Program Certification
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IMTPC Benefits


CRLA Mentor Certification offers numerous benefits for individual mentors, coordinators, and programs. The following is a partial list of the opportunities/benefits that are possible with CRLA Mentor Certification:

  1. Develop a super mentoring program from scratch by utilizing certification guidelines.

  2. Utilize allotted time for development of an individual certification plan to carefully rethink your whole existing mentoring program, an opportunity for a fresh perspective.

  3. Using CRLA guidelines, organize separate training sessions into a coherent curriculum and possibly a credit course.

  4. Create a spirit of teamwork in your department by involving colleagues in mentor training curriculum design, actual mentor training, and mentor evaluation.

  5. Generate interest in the community about your program by giving a press release to local and campus newspapers about your CRLA Certified Program. Include CRLA CERTIFIED MENTORS on all of your program advertisements.

  6. Secure greater student and faculty confidence and respect for your staff and program.

  7. Attract attention and interest among other services on campus. May stimulate interaction for the betterment of both programs such as working together on training.

  8. Attract highly motivated mentors with CRLA Certification credentials and extensive training.

  9. Tie wage rates to CRLA Certification levels in order to provide incentive for additional training and experience. This also helps with retention of mentors.

  10. Involve upper level mentors in developing and/or conducting segments of lower level mentor training. This creates excitement and motivation for ALL mentors and staff.

  11. Honor certified mentors by hosting a ceremony/party in their honor. Invite all mentors, tutors, selected faculty and staff.

  12. Emphasize the transferability of CRLA Mentor Certification to other certifying colleges and universities.


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Questions to CRLA IMTPC Coordinator: Heather Porter at
Last update on: 17-Jun-2014

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