Mentorship Program

The IABC Edmonton Mentorship Program is an opportunity available to both IABC members and non-members. The program provides a space for networking, skill building and knowledge sharing.

2018 / 2019 Mentorship Program

The IABC Edmonton Mentorship Program is an opportunity for IABC members to expand their network, build relationships, and grow as communicators. The 2018 / 2019 Mentorship Program will return to a one-on-one mentoring format where senior and mid-level communicators (mentors) are matched with student, junior, and mid-level communicators (mentees).

The Mentorship Program will run from November 2018 to June 2019. Mentors and mentees will be asked to meet once per month on their own schedule throughout the program and to attend four free Mentorship events.

 

Becoming a Mentor

Give back and share your expertise with an up and coming communicator in our city. In addition to free Mentorship events, mentors will also receive exclusive discounts on IABC Edmonton PD Sessions and Capital Awards tickets as a thank you for their participation.

Requirements for being a mentor include:

  • Senior Communicator (15+ years of experience)
  • Mid-Level Communicator (7 – 15 years of experience)
  • Ability to connect with your mentee once a month
  • Willingness to share stories, feedback, and advice

 Apply to be a Mentor here.

 

Becoming a Mentee

Learn from some of the best and brightest communicators in the city, expand your network and grow as a communicator. Due to the one-on-one mentoring format, the number of mentees accepted into the program will depend on the number of mentors and compatibility of mentors who apply.

Requirements for being a mentee include:

  • Must be a current IABC member
  • Junior Communicator (0 – 6 years of experience)
  • Student Communicator (currently enrolled in post-secondary education)
  • Mid-Level Communicator (7 – 15 years of experience)
  • Ability to connect with your mentor once a month
  • Support from your supervisor and workplace
  • Eagerness to learn from and accept feedback from your mentor

Apply to be a Mentee here.

Mentees must apply by Monday, October 1, 2018.

 

Important Dates

  • October 1, 2018 – Mentee Application Deadline
  • November 1, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Mentorship Program Kick Off
  • January TBD – Mentorship Program PD Session
  • March TBD – Capital Awards Boot Camp Session
  • June TBD – Mentorship Program Wrap Up Party

 

Questions?

Elizabeth Tadman-Kickham

Director, Mentorship

elizabeth.tadman@gmail.com