Why is APEGGA involved in mentoring?
- In regard to being a mentor, the program will appeal
to many professional members who have an interest in
assisting those who are less experienced.
- Results of a recent random survey of members on mentoring,
extrapolated to the full membership, indicate the potential
for 2500 mentors and 1200 protégés.
- Few companies offer mentoring programs.
APEGGA’s Code of Ethics articulates the responsibility
of professional members to volunteer their expertise
to assist less-experienced members.
- Members-in-Training have acquired technical skills
in their fields but usually find they need training in
soft skills once they enter the workplace.
Who are the intended candidates for this mentoring
- This program will be of great interest to Members-in-Training.
- In regard to being a protégé, the program will be
of great interest to professional members who are just
beginning their career and have also
- Experienced professional members, who may or may not
also be mentors, and are entering a new field/company
might be interested in engaging a mentor.
What is the history of mentoring with APEGGA?
- Within the past year, a Pilot Mentoring Program was conducted with seven
corporations providing both funding and mentoring for periods of up to
one year. As is generally
the case, there was a high correlation between successful mentoring
and the degree to which the corporate programs were formalized with written goals
regular meetings and the monitoring of goal achievement.
Seminars on mentoring have been provided at APEGGA’s professional