Organizational Representatives are leaders within the economic development community, who are not expected to mentor, but complete the mentor training to better understand the principles behind the program. The training lends a perspective to decide if companies you encounter might benefit from the program. These training sessions are reserved for economic developers only so it is also a chance to spend time with colleagues. The training is a required component of the program and takes 5 hours. Leaders who complete the mentor training are eligible and encouraged to attend the monthly mentor meetings and other VMS programs.