Each year our chapter offers this award winning program to current San Diego chapter members, and we're excited to celebrate our program's 20TH ANNIVERSARY this year!
Through a creative "speed dating" process, we pair volunteer mentors with interested protégés over a six month semi-structure program. The program provides opportunities for all ATD members, from rookies to veterans, to learn, develop skills, and network in a supportive environment. BOTH the mentor and protege participants share they learn new things and build their professional network.
A mentor can assist in many ways including:
Offer guidance and resources on their ares of expertise
Offer connections to colleagues with additional expertise
Provide support and encouragement in pursing goals
Help establish professional networking
Overall, we find that the more focused the protege is on their goals, the more effective the process is for both participants.
Are you interested in participating as a mentor or protege?