EPIP LA is thrilled to announce it is accepting applications for its fourth year of the Mentorship Program. Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to seek out and develop meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers.
The EPIP LA Mentorship program connects emerging leaders in the social sector with a seasoned leader to serve as a mentor and like-minded peers to support them on their journey. Due to growing interest in the program, EPIP LA sponsored two cohorts of mentees last year.
Participants meet to discuss their individual professional interests and brainstorm potential matches. The Steering Committee assists in matching each participant with a mentor in the field who is available to meet on a regular basis for the year (approximately five meetings total). On alternate months, the cohort of mentees meets to discuss their professional challenges, progress on personal goals, and to share learning from their mentor relationships. EPIP LA also hosts a professional development workshop each summer for participants of the mentorship program, designed to suit the cohort’s interests.
To apply for the 2017 Mentorship Program cohort, click here. Applications are due by Friday, November 18, 2016. Applicants must be available to participate in an evening group interview before the end of the year.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the time commitment required to participate?
Approximately four hours per month, through the end of the calendar year.
Do I need to have already identified a potential mentor to apply?
No. The program will walk you through the matching process.
How much does it cost to participate?
Meetings and meals with your cohort will be sponsored by EPIP LA. Individual meetings with your mentor may be hosted by your mentor, or you may choose to host. Should you need assistance in treating your mentor to a meal, EPIP LA is able to reimburse each participant for up to two meals per year.
Where will the meetings be held?
Cohort meetings will be planned and scheduled by members of the cohort, based on availability and convenience. Cohorts will be no larger than six members to make coordination possible.