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IAP2 USA launches the 2016 Mentorship Program – Apply Today

mentoring-coachingIAP2 USA is pleased to announce the 2016 Mentorship Program, starting in March and finishing at the end of November. As some of you might remember IAP2 USA conducted a pilot project in 2015 and we are pleased to let you know that it was a success! The following are some of the comments from our 2015 Pilot Project participants:

“I am exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to have been a mentee in the IAP2 USA Mentorship Pilot program. My mentor both immersed me in new relationships within IAP2 where I could ask and learn and she brought me along with her to get work done that is important to her, and became important to me. The experience shifted me from an observer to a participant in this community and I look forward to rooting and growing here. (Mentee)

“Our profession is changing rapidly – with emerging communication technologies, challenging political contexts, and declining social capacity for addressing controversial issues in a civil manner. As a seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience, I greatly enjoyed getting to know my mentee and her perspectives on our profession as a relative newcomer in the field. I am certain I benefitted every bit as much from the Mentorship Program as she did! (Mentor)

“The mentorship program is for someone who has a clear understanding of what they want to gain and who is going to be tenacious in making sure that happens. (Mentee)

“This was a great opportunity to get perspective on my development as a practitioner. My Mentor was knowledgeable about so many things and was able to help illuminate parts of my experiences and work that I hadn’t considered. The things I learned through this program have had a significant impact on my plans for the future. (Mentee)

“I participated in this pilot program because at this point in my career, I feel like I have information and experiences to share (the good, bad and the ugly!) and guidance to offer. I love to cheerlead and coach P2 proponents! I enjoyed the candid conversations and the progress I felt we made during our 6 month journey. Would definitely do it all over again. (Mentor)

So what is involved?

  • Mentees need to send an “I am interested in being a mentee” to Amelia at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com. Mentors should download and read this document before applying – then send applications to ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com
  • Applications/Email requests will be accepted on a first come basis
  • If accepted into the Program – these are the next steps:
    • Provide a bio, picture and respond to a few questions
    • Participate in the Kick Off webinar – one hour in duration
    • Identify who you would like to be paired with
    • Start the Mentorship process by filling out a Terms of Reference – this will help determine what you are hoping to accomplish and how often you will meet
    • Participate in the Mid-Term Webinar – one hour in duration
    • Fill in the Program Evaluation Survey

If you are still interested but have more questions please contact Amelia at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com. Deadline for applications/email requests is Wednesday, February 17Deadline EXTENDED to February 26. Please note that the Mentorship Program is only open to IAP2 USA members.

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