GOAL AND METHOD
Women in Governance advocates support for the advancement of women through actionable strategies, which is why our Mentoring Program was created. Registration for the 2019 cohort has ended, but we encourage you to apply right now for the next cohort starting in January 2020! Recruitment is aimed at high-potential candidates with strong management experience. This year’s cohort will be made up of 40 female executives.
Each mentoring cohort starts in January, lasts a year, and is composed of a group of women in senior leadership positions aspiring to C-suite, executive positions, and board appointments, who desire an experienced mentor to advance their careers and position themselves to serve on boards of directors. On the other side, an influential group of senior men and women act as mentors and offer their expertise, experience and strong commitment to the Mentoring Program to enable the learning, maturing of trust and advancement of these mentees.
Mentor-mentee pairings are carefully crafted by our Mentoring Committee, based on the needs, preferences and background of each cohort member, with the support of recruitment and industrial psychology specialists. These pairings establish new fruitful (and enjoyable!) relationships that are sure to benefit both parties. Individual meetings are complemented by a series of four training sessions, developed specifically for the cohort’s dyads to ensure the proper conduct of the mentoring relationship, facilitate networking, and to enrich discussions with practical advice.
Mentors and mentees from the 4th cohort will gather for their first training session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am (Manulife’s offices: Maison Manuvie, 900 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, 8th floor): Mentoring training in the presence of all mentees and mentors, and signing of commitments by the dyads.
Option 1. Individual Mentoring Offer including 4 Group Trainings (The Mentoring Relationship / Networking and Board Membership / Political Skills / Inspirational Lecture) $ 1,450
Option 2. Group offer including individual mentoring + 4 group training + 2 public events of your choice (supper and / or lunch) by Women in Governance (except Gala) $ 1,750
Option 3. Group offer including individual mentoring + 4 group training + 2 public events of your choice (supper and / or lunch) by Women in Governance (except Gala) + 5 governance training workshops that earn you a certificate from Women in Governance and the IGOPP (8:30 am to 12:00 pm once or twice a month from January to March) $ 3,730
Option 4. Offers 5 governance training workshops that earn you a certificate from Women in Governance and the IGOPP $ 1,980
*Taxes not included.
Women in Governance’s mentoring program has been created by a committee of seven people with strong experience in the field, to allow each mentee to drive the relationship and assume her own responsibilities related to her goals and desired results. Best practices in Mentoring have been put in place to create a very robust program.
In this context, the mentor’s approach must be based in reflective thinking: instead of immediately sharing their own experience and telling the mentee what to do, the mentor should ask questions that cause the mentee to reflect and progress in her own thinking, empower the mentee, motivate her, and help her draw her own conclusions. A dynamic workshop is organized at the beginning of each new cohort to initiate participants to this mentoring method from both the mentor and the mentee perspective. Both parties come out of this grown and delighted!
An in-depth survey as well as a series of interviews are conducted by the committee to optimize pairing, and periodic follow-ups ensure the program runs smoothly for each pair.
Women in Governance’s mentoring program is offered who are already in a management position to help them break through the glass ceiling.
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