WEDA Mentoring Program


To help educate, train and network economic developers in Wyoming by fostering communication and positive working relationships with their fellow, experienced economic developers.

Mentoring Defined

A professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assist another (mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. Mentoring is to share experience, wisdom, and other resources to facilitate growth and development. For purposes of this program, mentees are professionals that are fairly new to the economic development profession. Mentors have served in leadership roles and have many years of experience in economic development.

Program Goals

The goal of the WEDA Mentorship Program is to connect mentor economic developers with other economic developers (mentees) around the state. During this process, the mentee will have an opportunity to walk through the current economic development issues that may impact their local community, region or even the state. Additional focus on personal professional leadership growth with particular emphasis on economic and community development will be part of the learning experience.

Program Content and Timeline for 2017-18 


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Evaluation and Graduation: WEDA Winter Conference 2018

  • Prior to the WEDA Winter Conference, the mentor and mentee will complete an evaluation of the Mentoring Program including progress/completion of the Mentee’s self-selected goals.
  • At the 2018 WEDA conference, we will have a special luncheon to recognize the mentors and mentees that have completed the program. Mentees will receive a certificate of completion and mentors will receive a gift in recognition of their contribution to the program.