Executive Mentoring Program



Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of another individual.

 

Purpose

The National Society of Black Engineers – NSBE Professionals Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Chapter (NSBE DC Professionals) Executive Mentoring Program links chapter members with corporate executives within the community, who provide one-on-one guidance that aids in professional development and contributes to the advancement of our members’ careers.

 

 

 

Overview
 

The NSBE DC Professionals Executive Mentoring Program pairs chapter members with corporate executives from various industries for a seven-month period from October to May. The Mentor and Protégé pair will be matched according to their educational backgrounds, professions, industries, and interests. At the beginning of the program, the pair will be required to set specific goals that are to be completed during the course of the program. Mentor and Protégé progress will be measured during the year to ensure that their expectations are being met.


The pair will be required to communicate twice a month over the eight-month time frame. It is expected that the Mentor will be able to share knowledge about specific jobs, organizations, career development, and business topics. The Protégé will be prepared to discuss their career goals and receive the expert advice of their mentor.


Four Executive Mentoring Program events will be held during the year. The Executive Mentoring Program Kickoff will be held in October, two development events will take place in January and March, and the Closing event will take place in May.


While the continuation of the mentoring relationship at the conclusion of the program is encouraged, it is not required. It is our hope that at the end of the Program, both mentors and protégé’s will find that the mentoring relationship was mutually beneficial.


2014-2015 Executive Mentoring Program

 

 

Protégé

Mentor




 

Benefits


·     An insider’s perspective on navigating a specific career path

·     Direct access to professional expertise in a relevant industry

·     Gain professional encouragement and support from the assigned mentor

·     Expanded professional networks

·     Receive informal feedback and coaching that will make an immediate impact


·     Personal satisfaction through contributing to the success of a future leader

·     Enhancement of leadership, management, and relationship building skills

·     Develop relationships with new talent for your organization

·     Extended professional networks

·     Opportunity for an idea and emerging trends exchange

·     A way to give back to your profession and community









Eligibility


All active NSBE DC members who desire to participate in the Executive Mentoring Program are eligible to participate, provided a Protégé Application is completed online or the paper application is returned to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 13, 2014. A resume must also be emailed to the above address along with submitting an application.


Mentors will be assigned to Protégés on a first come, first served basis and are based on Mentor availability. After assignment, a Mentor/Protégé agreement form must be completed and returned.


Executive Mentoring Program Mentors are required to have at least 10 years of experience and must be willing to share their knowledge and experiences, provide career guidance, open up their professional networks to their assigned Protégé, and maintain confidentiality.


Mentors are not required to be an active member of NSBE DC.


Interested executives must complete the Mentor Application online or turn in the paper application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 13, 2014. A resume must also be emailed to the above address along with submitting an application.


After assignment, a Mentor/Protégé agreement form must be completed and returned.


 

Application Links

Mentor Application

Protégé