EPIP’s LA Chapter is launching a mentorship program to help our members establish long-term, meaningful relationships, both with a mentor and with other emerging professionals in the field.
This program believes that deepening both types of relationships will enhance professional and personal competence while opening up new areas of interest for its participants.
Through an application and review process, a small group will be chosen to be the inaugural cohort, a group of EPIP LA members who will have the unique opportunity to help create the structure of the program. Because this mentorship program will be going through its pilot year for its 2013-2014 cycle, the cohort will provide valuable input as to how the structure of the program should be while being lightly guided by the EPIP LA Steering Committee. This provides creative freedom to each participant in meeting his/her needs, as well as building professional development skills by helping start a new innovative program for the LA Chapter.
The unique formula of this mentorship program will provide each participant with the tools needed to seek out, maintain, and develop profound relationships with peers within the field as well as deeper ties with their mentors.
Please note that this program requires a one-year commitment.
The application deadline is April 8th.
Who is eligible to apply for the program?
EPIP members. Not a member? Click here to join EPIP!
How do I apply?
The application is available online. Click here for application.
What is required of participants of the program?
A time commitment of one year is mandatory.
Each participant will be highly encouraged to meet with his/her mentor at least four times over the course of the one-year program.
The entire cohort will be highly encouraged to meet as a group at least four times over the course of the one-year program.
Details of these meetings will be discussed further during the orientation. Orientation date will be set once the review committee selects the finalists.
What is the weekly time commitment?
It’s estimated at around 1-3 hours a week. However, this is a rough estimate and will vary depending on how often you meet with your mentor and cohort.
How are mentors and mentees matched?
This program emphasizes customizing the mentorship program around what each individual needs. This means that the matching process is done in partnership with the EPIP network and lightly guided by the Steering Committee. There will be a list of potential mentors who have expressed interest in being a part of the program; however, the participants are not restricted to this list. It is very openended and the EPIP network will do its best to help you find the mentor that best fits your needs.
Please feel free to contact the EPIP LA Steering Committee with any questions, comments or concerns you may have, at firstname.lastname@example.org.