CWNC Mentoring Program

2018 Mentoring Program Registration is Now Open! 

Are you a passionate leader with an interest in helping other women succeed? CWNC wants you! Sign up to be a mentor for our 2018 session!

Connected Women of North Carolina’s Mentoring Program Mentor registration is open now through November 30th.

Our flagship program pairs mentors and mentees over the course of six months. Mentors and mentees meet one on one to develop a relationship providing a confidential, safe haven to discuss developmental, career goals and aspirations. Matches are made by the CWNC Mentoring team based on the mentor/mentee profiles provided in the registration surveys.

The program begins with a facilitated orientation session scheduled for late January 2018 (required for all program participants) with mentoring meetings starting in February 2018 and ending in August 2018.

What is the time commitment?

Mentoring pairs will meet monthly for 6 months at mutually agreeable times and venues (face to face, virtually).

How much does it cost?

No fee for MENTORS

When will I be notified about my mentoring match?

Notification emails will be sent in December. You will have the opportunity to meet your mentee at the orientation session.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact the CWNC Mentoring team at CWNCMentor@gmail.com

Where do I sign up?

http://tinyurl.com/CWNC-2018-Mentor-Registration

What is my role as mentor?

● Willing to volunteer your time and expertise to help your mentee
● Committed to meeting with your mentee monthly February - August 2018
● Attend the orientation session to meet your mentee
● Offer mentoring/coaching expertise
● Ensure confidentiality
● Provide encouragement and a safe 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

    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


    Tanisha Butler
    Mentoring Director - Interim
    CWNC Board Member


    Julie Thomas
    Mentor Team
    Program Manager


    Rachel Kincaid
    Mentor Team


    Rachael Swift
    Mentor Team
    Program Operations






    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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