Mentoring Program

 

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Mentoring Program

Details regarding opportunities to register for YNPNdc's Mentoring Program coming soon. 

Overview

Through a nine-month program, we connect YNPNdc members with experienced professionals from the YNPNdc and ProInspire networks and beyond.
Mentors and mentees have the opportunity to be matched with each other through a speed networking format. This allows them to choose a mentor or mentee based on career interests, professional and/or personal goals, and geographic location.
In addition to facilitated workshops, YNPNdc provides a forum for mentees to develop leadership and interpersonal skills through coaching and feedback while gaining new tools to advance their goals. Mentors have the opportunity to expand their leadership and interpersonal skills and gain new perspectives and ideas while sharing key insights, tools, and experiences.

 

Guidelines

Mentors and mentees must commit to engaging with their partner 2-3 hours per month through in-person meetings, email, phone and/or other methods as needed. They must also be able to attend 4 of 6 YNPNdc-sponsored mentorship events. 

Mentees will:
  • be at least 21 years of age
  • have experience or strong interest in the nonprofit sector
  • identify at least three short and/or long-term SMART goals
  • take initiative to drive the relationship and be responsible for goal-setting and planning
  • be open to feedback and new perspectives and ideas
  • spend 2-3 hours each month engaging with a mentor through in-person meetings, email, phone, and/or other methods as needed
  • attend 4 of 6 YNPNdc Mentoring Program events (including the Orientation, Match Night, Program Wrap, and an event of your choice)  
Mentors will:
  • be community leaders with at least three (3) years of professional experience in the social sector and at least five (5) years of professional experience
  • provide ongoing support, feedback, and advice to promote mentee’s professional growth and achievement  
  • be an active listener and enthusiastic about sharing expertise and past experiences with mentee
  • spend 2-3 hours each month engaging with mentee through in-person meetings, email, phone, and/or other methods as needed
  • attend 4 of 6 YNPNdc Mentoring Program events (including the Kickoff, Match Night, Program Wrap, and an event of your choice)
View the complete overview of roles and responsibilities for the program. 
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