Mentorship is a long term relationship between two individuals based on a mutual desire for development towards professionals’ goals and objectives.The mentor is a source of wisdom, teaching and support, but not someone who observes and advises on specific actions or behavioral changes in daily work.
Mentoring brings value to everybody in its practice: mentees, mentors, and the organization for which they work. Mentees have an opportunity to gain wisdom from someone who has travelled the path before them. Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who seeks what they can offer.
To apply to BC Talents’ mentorship program as a mentor or a mentee, you need to complete few questions in this form (Link to Google form).The BC Talents’ mentorship Associate will review your application and will contact you for a face-to-face meeting to discuss about your objectives, your skills, competences and the mentorship program, as well give you all the explanation about the program and respond to your questions.The mentoring program will start only when the perfect Mentor/Mentee match has been found.
As a mentor or a mentee, you will have access to:
- Your BC Talents membership for one year
- Your mentorship program for 9 months
- The mentorship meetings every 3 months
- A Personal support and follow up from the Mentorship Associate/Coordinator
- A Toolbox to guide you in your relationship
- Free access to the TalentTalks events during your mentorship program Lien vers website TalentTalks
- Free access to our ConnectWorking events during one year
- Exclusive access to private events (Wine&Learn and Coffee&Learn)
- All the benefits you have as a BC Talents member (Free Welcome Guide copy, Special offers discount, Right to vote at the General Assembly…)
Everyone is welcome to be a part of our mentorship program. For these reasons, we will discuss your application with you and our team members. We are looking for engaged and enthusiastic people with a distinct goal for the end of the program.See our guide for more details on who can be a mentor and who can be a mentor.
As a mentee, you are the “gauge” to measure how interactive and how successful a mentoring connection will be. By acknowledging that the development of your career can be enhanced through a series of planned experiences, you decide upon the amount of help and guidance you need. The benefits of mentoring are many, and they'll vary from participant to participant. Here's a short list of benefits that you would be able to acquire:
• Increase self-awareness, self-disciple and self-confidence
• Expand your personal network
• Get support in the transition to a new role or location
• A sounding board for testing ideas and plansPositive and constructive feedback on professional development areasLearn on how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities, change management, and leadership skills
Improves your interpersonal relationship skills
Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. As a mentor, your primary role is to provide guidance and support to your mentee based on his or her unique developmental needs.
Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as substantial as those for their mentees, and that mentoring has enabled them to:• Have fun• Achieve personal growth and learn more about yourself• Improve your self-esteem and feel your are making a difference• Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity• Feel more productive and have a better attitude• Enhance your relationshipsHelps mentee learn to take better control of his or her career