The chapter’s mentoring program has a number of mentees who want to participate. Now all we need is more veteran pros who can serve as their mentors.
Mentoring provides new professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the profession, enhance their skills and connect with someone with a broader set of experiences to leverage their own development.
A mentoring relationship can benefit both participants. Mentors have the opportunity to guide and lead other professionals, thus making a valuable contribution to the profession and the community.
Mentoring also develops and enhances the professional growth of both mentor and mentee. Senior pros can pick the brains of someone newer to the industry who might have stronger skills in new areas of communications, such as social media.
“I think I learned more from my last mentoring session than the young professional I was mentoring,” said one veteran.
The chapter will pair mentors and mentees based upon the needs of the mentee and the skill set/talents of the mentor. It will then be up to each pair to establish their own meeting schedule but it’s recommended they connect at least once a month until the end of the year.
If you’d like to participate, contact Kathy Hubbell, APR, Fellow PRSA.