Accepting Applications now through 3/17
The Woburn Business Association is proud to begin piloting our Emerging Leaders mentor program which has been created as a way for seasoned professionals to connect and give back to the rising stars in our community.
All member business employees who are approximately 3 to 7 years into their careers are invited to apply to be mentored with the goal of achieving the next level within their company.
The Emerging Leaders Program will be a three-month collaboration with Mentor/Mentee pairs attending monthly workshops and meeting privately. The goals of the pilot program are to form supportive relationships, apply program materials, and acquire tools to grow within their companies. These goals will be met by cultivating a safe environment for early professionals to connect with more experienced professionals and navigate to the next level of their careers. The platform will form symbiotic relationships for now and later. In addition to the three monthly two-hour workshops presented by experts in their field, Mentor-Mentee teams will be expected to meet monthly for follow-up and discussion. Workshops will be devoted to discussing aspects of Personal Branding and Difficult Conversations.
This program is a WBA member benefit and is being offered at no cost to our Mentors and Mentees. The Woburn Business Association is proud to provide this opportunity for our member businesses and their employees. Mentors and Mentees will be matched on a best fit basis. Everyone is encouraged to apply with the understanding that this is a pilot program with limited spaces. Anyone not matched is encouraged to reapply for the fall program.
Mentoring is an enriching experience which allows you to leverage your professional and personal knowledge to support a younger professional to advance in their career. Our mentor should be professionals with approximately 10 to 15 years of experience in their field. Mentors must be willing to commit to attending the three workshops on 4/17, 5/15 and 6/19 as well as a minimum of a one monthly check ins with your Mentee. Mentor commitment is 3 to 5 hours per month for the length of the program.
Mentors and Mentees will be matched on a best fit basis. Everyone is encouraged to apply with the understanding that this is a pilot program with limited spaces. Anyone not matched is encouraged to reapply for the fall program.
The Emerging Leaders program is designed to offer professionals with 3 to 7 years in their field the opportunity to develop the skills they need to move forward within their companies. To be eligible for participation, professionals must be an owner or employee of a WBA member business. Mentees must be available to attend the three workshops on 4/17, 5/15 and 6/19. Mentees will also be expected to meet with your Mentor a minimum of once a month outside of the workshops. Each workshop will include pre and post work, the latter to be reviewed and discussed with Mentors. The time commitment for Mentees is 3 to 6 hours per month including the workshop in which they will gain skills to support their career growth:
- Tools to advance within their company
- Advanced skills to network and cultivate relationships
- Advice to deal with business issues and overcome professional hurdles
- Answers to questions they currently have no one to ask