Program description: Breed mentors are breeders of Norwegian Elkhounds who are willing to teach prospective judges about the breed in preparation to judge Norwegian Elkhounds. Speakers are those approved to be breed mentors who also may conduct NEAA approved seminars.
Mentors: The following minimum criteria must be met before an individual requests consideration and approval by the Board:
Approved Mentors will be listed on the NEAA website. Mentors may only participate in ringside critiquing for NEAA approved judge’s seminars. Mentors must adhere to the following Mentor Code when acting in the capacity of NEAA mentor:
A Mentor who disregards the mentor code may be removed from the Mentor list by a vote of the Board. Outside of NEAA activities, a good Mentor will use the Mentor Code as a guideline in all interactions that reflect on the Norwegian Elkhound breed.
Mentors are encouraged to actively participate in providing suggestions about judges education to the Education Committee and/or the 30/7 Committee.
Speakers: All Speakers must meet the criteria of a Mentor and adhere to the Mentor Code. Requests to attain Speaker status must be submitted by the individual to the Vice President for a recommendation for consideration and approval by the Board.
Approved Speakers will be listed on the NEAA website. Only Speakers will be considered as presenters at an NEAA approved judge’s seminar. Speakers must agree to the following:
Any Speaker not following these requirements may be considered for removal from the Speaker list by the Board.
All Mentors and Speaker/Mentors in the NEAA Breed Mentor Program before April 15, 2007 will be grand fathered into the program without requesting approval. However, the items in this section, including the Mentor Code, apply to all approved Mentors and Speakers beginning July 1, 2007.