SMPS Mentoring Pathways
The SMPS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is launching its sixth, year-long mentoring program in January 2013 as a members-only benefit. The program, Mentoring Pathways, is designed to promote long-term leadership and career development through a one-on-one mentor-protégé relationship in conjunction with bi-monthly group workshops. Participation is limited to 15 mentoring partners.
Successful mentoring involves a dynamic process whereby each participant learns to respect and trust the partner's commitment, expertise, and individuality. A firm commitment to the mentoring process and a willingness to invest time and energy are most important components for a successful relationship.
Protégés have the opportunity to grow from their mentor's experience through a period of guidance and support. Based upon the feedback from former program participants, the experience was more than they could have imagined. We hope you will consider joining the program.
Mentors share their experiences and advice on such topics as career advancement, practice strategies, professional visibility, networking and overcoming barriers to career success, to name just a few. We hope you will consider joining the program if you feel inspired to:
- Share your expertise and reap the benefits from knowing you played a role in boosting another's career.
- Share knowledge about developing a career path in the A/E/C industry.
- Help a protégé to identify gaps in skills or experience that inhibit his/her current job or from moving to the next level commensurate with career goals.
- Provide insight into the influence of politics and corporate culture on the protégé's job and career path.
- Share knowledge and experiences about common mistakes/pitfalls to aid the protégé to succeed.
If you are interested, complete the appropriate application and return to Joy Woo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by November 15, 2012, and we will hold a Mentor/Protégé Meet-and-Greet session on December 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm (details to be provided to all applicants).
If you have questions about the program, feel free to contact Marion Thatch, FSMPS, at 510.910.2509 or email@example.com, or Joy Woo, CPSM, at 415.955.2874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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