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Leadership & Diversity Training Program

The purpose of the program is to mentor and retain underrepresented racial/ethnic minority members by offering three different program levels.  Program participation requires ACSM membership; involvement in ACSM meetings (regional and national) and committees; and pursuit of ACSM professional presentations, publications and fellowship. The program also provides mentors to participants at each level and provides participants with funding to perform the necessary steps to remain involved with ACSM from student member to ACSM Fellowship. Mentoring assignments start at the ACSM Annual Meeting each year and continue throughout the year. Mentors are also required to attend the ACSM Annual Meeting and be an ACSM Fellow. 

If you are an ACSM Fellow and are interested in serving as a mentor for the Leadership & Diversity Training Program, please complete the form below and email it to Chris Sawyer.

LDTP Mentor Volunteer Form

Mentoring Women to Fellowship Program

This initiative is intended to mentor ACSM Members who are women to be more involved in ACSM meetings (regional and national) and committees through the pursuit of ACSM professional presentations, publications, fellowship, and leadership. This initiative will provide mentors and in-kind support to participants. The goal is to assist these women with performing the necessary steps to remain involved with ACSM and to achieve ACSM Fellowship. Proteges must have a terminal degree to participate in this program. Both mentors and proteges are expected to attend the ACSM Annual Meeting. Mentor volunteer forms will be accepted any time. Protege applications are accepted October 1-March 1. Matching of mentors and proteges will occur March 1-May 1 each year.  

If you are an ACSM Fellow and interested in volunteering as a mentor for the Mentoring Women to Fellowship program, please complete the form below and email it to Heather Drake.

Mentoring Women to Fellowship Mentor Form.