2019 Mentorship Program
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network has developed a Mentoring Program for 2019. Participants in the program will commit participation from March through October 2019.
Successful mentoring involves a dynamic process whereby each participant respects and trusts the partner's commitment, expertise and individuality. A firm commitment to the mentoring process and a willingness to invest time and energy are the most important components for a successful relationship.
Mentees have the opportunity to receive insightful and thoughtful feedback on their professional development and career aspirations from an established professional in the social sector. Mentees should be at least 21 years of age and wish to gain experience in either their current or future nonprofit career.
Mentees identify three clear and mutual goals for their mentorship relationship (what they are hoping to get out of having a mentor). Mentees must attend the Orientation, Match Night, Program Wrap, and an additional YNPNdc Mentoring Program event of their choice. Mentees should expect to spend 1-3 hours per month communicating with mentor through meetings, phone calls, email, text, and/or other forms of communications. Mentees should expect to check-in with the YNPNdc team to discuss progress toward goals, challenges, and opportunities at least three times throughout the program.
Mentees will build relationships with mentors and work towards goals by sharing experiences, thoughts and advice, on such diverse topics as:
- Career advancement
- Enhancing professional visibility
- Networking with peers
- Overcoming barriers to career success
- Balancing career and personal life
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