2 Way Mentoring Program
“As Steve Washington from Casentric said: “Mentoring is a two-way street. You get what you put in.”
The program is geared to educate, inspire and empower women across different generations with the core values, attitudes and skills that are the foundation of quality leadership.
It comprises of 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching conversations around career development, professional advancement and different areas of professional experience from another PrimeTime Member.
The program was launched in 2017 . Regular workshops are being organised and are ‘by invitation’ only and available exclusively to the Mentoring Program Participants.
If you are interested in the mentoring program, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring is a relationship between two individuals based on a mutual desire for development towards career and personal goals and objectives. This unique Two-Way Mentoring Program was developed at PrimeTime to educate, inspire and empower women across different generations, backgrounds and cultures with the core values, attitudes and skills that are the foundation of quality leadership.
What’s in there for me?
The program will run for 9 months to enable deeper connections between participants and more solid learning outcomes. It comprises of monthly 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching conversations around career development, professional advancement and different areas of professional experience with a Buddy-Mentor, who is another PrimeTime fellow Member. Under this program, PrimeTime offers monthly developmental workshops to all participants to enhance the learning journey, provide ongoing communications with links to relevant articles and videos and regular check-ins through online surveys to gather feedback from all program participants!
Who can join?
PrimeTime Mentoring Program is open to all current PrimeTime Members and contingent upon a commitment to 1 mentoring meeting in person per month for a period of 9 months. We require that all everyone interested in joining the program possess the following attributes:
• Patience, understanding, openness and creative attitude
• High degree of professional integrity and respect
• Strong communication skills: speak clearly and with respect, listen & provide constructive feedback focused on solutions
• Sensitivity to the equal mentoring roles and responsibilities to ensure needs of both Buddy-Mentor are met
How does it work?
This is a 9-months program with regular workshops and ongoing communications form the Program Office. Total costs for the program is $300 covering 10 sessions between May to March. Participants are expected to attend at least 75% of the educational sessions to fully benefit from the overall program structure and to experience the complete learning journey with PrimeTime Two-Way Mentoring Program!
How can I register?
We are launching the second cohort of the Two-Way Mentoring Program in May 2018! Registration is now open and the deadline for applications is 30th April. If you are interested in learning more or joining the program, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
What our 2017 program alumni say about the program?
The inaugural cohort commenced the program in May 2017 and it was delivered as a 6-months engagement. Regular workshops were held and available exclusively to the Mentoring Program Participants. Overall, there were 46 women who participated and graduated from the program!
This is some of the feedback we received from the 2017 cohort:
- I have an action plan and started to actually realizing my goals!
- I finally started to take action in order to pursue my goals and I gained new perspectives and insights as well!
- Great opportunity for a new member such as myself to connect with another Primetime member on a real level (outside quick 1 -3 hour primetime) with similar goals and challenges. Having a listening ear from someone who is not emotionally involved in my life and who can challenge me and provide feedback in an honest and detached way.
- I think life is an ongoing learning and sharing process. I believe in power of peer to peer support kind of relationships.
- I would like to join this program again next year! I think it is always helpful to foster a mentoring and supportive relationship with another woman.
- I enjoyed the friendship with my co-mentor! We have had fun together, and she challenged me even when I didn’t want to listen.
- The mentoring team has done a brilliant job in organizing this and the program is well structured. The most in-depth guidance on mentoring I have received (and I have participated in several previous mentoring programs at work). The concept of 2-way mentoring is highly innovative and interesting. So yes I would do it again, as I think it is highly valuable – what you make of it.
Program Chair – Magdalena Poulin