CWNC Mentoring Program









Our flagship program is the annual Mentoring program, which pairs mentors and mentees over the course of six months. Mentors are experienced leaders who volunteer their time to guide mentees in their career development goals by providing support, feedback, and resources to propel the mentee towards their next steps. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one to develop a relationship that provides a confidential, supportive environment to discuss developmental and career goals, as well as a strategy to achieve them.

The program begins with an orientation session in late January 2018 (required for all program participants). One-on-one meetings run from February through August 2018. Matches are made by the CWNC Mentoring team based on the mentor and mentee profiles.

2018 Mentoring Program Timeline of Activities


Interested in serving as a Mentor? 

Complete the Mentor Survey

This data will help us learn more about your background and expertise to make a suitable match with a mentee. 

Mark your calendars for late January 2018 for the Mentoring Program Orientation Kickoff session. Emails will be sent to you and your mentee prior to the orientation regarding time, location, and mentoring matches.

Cost
No fee for mentors (you are volunteering your time – thank you!)

Role of the Mentor:

  • Willing to volunteer your time and expertise to help develop a mentee
  • Commit to meet with your mentee on a monthly basis February - August 2018 at mutually agreeable times and venues (face to face and/or virtually).
  • Attend the orientation session to meet your mentee
  • Offer mentoring/coaching expertise
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • Provide encouragement and a place to go for advice and direction
  • Provide constructive feedback on the mentee’s style, personal brand, and interpersonal skills
  • Be open to sharing career path, experience and network

Interested in being Mentored?  

If you aren't already a member, Register here! Then complete the Mentee Survey that we’ll use to match you with a mentor. Mentee registration is open October 30- November 17, 2017.

Mark your calendars for late January 2018 for the Mentoring Program Orientation Kickoff session. Emails will be sent to you and your mentor prior to the orientation regarding time, location, and mentoring matches.

Cost
CWNC Members participate for free (Become a member!) - $80 for non-members.

Role of the Mentee

  • Commitment to meet with your mentor on a monthly basis February - August 2018 at a mutually agreement time and venue (face to face and/or virtually)
  • Attend the orientation session to meet your mentor 
  • Provide confidentiality
  • Have identified specific goals, areas for development
  • Focus on learning and demonstrate progress towards goal(s)
  • Be open to feedback
  • Schedule mentoring meetings and sets the agenda

Meet the CWNC Mentoring Team
Contact us at CWNCMentor@gmail.com


 


 

Tabatha Sampson
Mentoring Director,
CWNC Board Member


Julie Thomas
Mentor Team
Program Manager


Rachel Swift
Mentor Team
Program Operations

Tanisha Butler
Mentoring Director - Interim
CWNC Board Member

 






Stories!

Read stories from our past participants in our Mentoring Forum.

CWNC Mentoring Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.  What is the time commitment?

A.  Mentoring pairs meet on for a monthly basis for a 6-month period at mutually agreeable times and venues (face to face, virtually, etc.)

Q.    As a mentor, what special skills do I need to have?

A.  Special skills include experience with mentoring/coaching and leading others (i.e., providing feedback, guiding career planning, job transition, resume writing, interviewing skills, development planning, and so on).

Q.     What is my role as a mentee?

A.  The mentee must be committed to identifying development goals, demonstrating progress, and being open to feedback. The mentee is also responsible for scheduling meetings and setting the agenda with their mentor at a mutually agreeable time and venue (face to face, virtually, etc.).

Q.     How are mentoring pairs matched?

A.  Mentors and mentees each complete a survey that captures key data about their profile. The CWNC Mentoring Team reviews the profiles and makes the most suitable match based on mentor background and mentee development goals

Q.     When will I be notified about my mentor/mentee match?

A. Communication to you and your mentee will be sent prior in mid-April regarding mentoring matches. You will have the opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee at the orientation session – stay tuned for details!

Q.     How do mentees register?

A. Mentee Regsistration opens October 30, 2017.

Q.     Who do I contact for questions?

A. Contact the CWNC Mentoring team at CWNCMentor@gmail.com 



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