Phil Collins said “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” There’s no better way to experience that than to participate in a professional mentoring relationship.
PRSA NJ is committed to advancing the professional development of our members, so we are pleased to announce that we are launching a formal, one-on-one Mentoring Program for PRSA New Jersey members. This is a focused, six-month engagement that pairs senior level professionals who have 15 or more years of experience with mid-level professionals who have been in the business for seven to 14 years. The pairs are encouraged to work together for six months and focus on one or two goals that the mentee wants to achieve during that time. If the partners want to continue to work together after the six months they can, but they are encouraged to benefit from a shorter, intensive mentoring experience.
In addition to working on specific goals, we believe that the relationship that develops will provide additional, long-lasting benefits to both people. Mentees will gain self-confidence, learn to take better control of their careers, gain new interpersonal and professional insights and strategies and much more. Mentors will benefit, too. Besides the good feeling of “giving back,” they will get new perspectives and ideas from their mentees.
Coming Soon! We will be launching the program in August. Applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so don’t hesitate to apply. Our goal is to create a productive two-way relationships and we will be pairing individuals based on shared professional and personal interests. Stay tuned here, on PRSA NJ’s social media platforms and in your email inbox for details soon.