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3 Reasons to become an IAP2 USA Mentor

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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 3 Reasons to B an IAP2 USA Mentor!applynow2

  1. You’re a goldmine of information. Share the wealth! – Mentoring is a way to stay grounded. It becomes a gateway for you to access your past experiences, pitfalls, and triumphs. Mentoring can become an exercise in critical thinking in a way that will help you to look at your practice more analytically. Challenging yourself to become a mentor and share your knowledge will give you an opportunity to explore your reflections and pass on better P2 practices.
  2. Stay hip and keep up with the times! – Our world is changing at an exponential rate. We have seen the rise of technology and every day we are surrounded by the force it wields. There is no doubt the upcoming generations we see today are far more tech savvy. Taking on a mentee may mean that you will, in turn, learn some tricks of the technology trade and fortify your own P2 practices.
  3. Change a life, and the industry! – By becoming a mentor you will help set the tone of our industry. For many of us, there is a mentor in our past that helped set the tone and build the foundation upon which we built our career. The personal reward of seeing those positive changes is immense!

If you’re excited about this opportunity, click here to learn more about the role of the mentor or check out our mentoring page.

Applications are due by March 10th, 2017. Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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3 Reasons to become an IAP2 USA Mentee!

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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3 Reasons to B an IAP2 USA Mentee
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    1. Mentors provide a wealth of information – Have ever felt that you are stuck in a professional rut with no viable options, there’s a good chance your mentor has been there. If they haven’t, it is likely they know someone who has. Mentors offer encouragement, but also help set goals and share experiences to help you avoid the sticky situations beginners can make.
    2. Mentors can provide genuine constructive feedback – There is nothing more frustrating than having a project kicked back with the only nugget of feedback being something akin to “needs work.” Mentors can help you see where you need to improve, where you may be blind to it.
    3. Mentors find ways to stimulate our personal and professional growth – Mentors have a way of seeing our faults in such a way that it creates a place for growth and change. Having a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and explore new techniques is priceless. They can help you set realistic goals and find ways to make them reality.

getanswers“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living – if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing you the way. A mentor.”
—Denzel Washington

If you’re excited about this opportunity, click here to learn more about the role of the mentor or check out our mentoring page.

Applications are due by March 10th, 2017. Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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Cascade Chapter: Public Meetings SOS Stakeholder Engagement Training, December 9 in Vancouver, WA

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

The ever-active Cascade chapter shares this news:

Hello IAP2 members and friends,

It’s not too late to register for Public Meetings SOS 3.0 Beyond the Public Open House

Friday, Dec. 9
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA

Spend an afternoon with leading public involvement professionals and learn new ways to connect with stakeholders using techniques like Serious Play and Collabora-dating. Presenters include Martha Bean, Jim Gladson, Dana Lucero and Heather Coston, Jyll Smith, Lois Cohen, Kathleen Todd and members of Multnomah County CCI. Just $35 ($20 student rate) includes snacks!

Join us after the workshop for complimentary refreshments, networking and fun at Joe’s Crab Shack, 101 E Columbia Way in Vancouver.

Sound like fun!

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