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National Mentorship Program

Offered to high-potential employees, this program pairs industry leaders with employees identified as future leaders in the credit union industry.

2019 National Mentorship Program

The National Mentorship Program is fully funded program and offers mentorship opportunties across the following four streams:

  • Director Stream: Collaborate and connect with directors from other provinces or credit unions. Earn up to 5 CE credits if you are an ACCUD (Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director) by being a mentor or mentee.
  • Digital Agility Stream: A flipped approach to mentoring where those new to the workforce mentor those who are more senior to build digital awareness and confidence.
  • Women’s Stream: While highly capable women are increasing their presence and influence in senior executive and board positions across the credit union system, there is more work to do. The goal of the NMP Women’s stream is to give women in supervisory and management roles the confidence to take that next career step.
  • Leadership Stream: As in past years, the long-standing NMP Leadership Mentoring stream is open to leaders in senior positions wanting to mentor an employee in any operational area who is looking to build leadership capacity and has aspirations to rise to and succeed in a key position.

How it Works:

The 2019 National Mentorship program will be delivered in full digital format through MentorCity®, an online mentoring community.

  • Get started: Create your MentorCity account.
  • Pair up: From March 11 - April 30, search for mentors and mentees. Send and accept invites to match with someone.
  • Relationship begins: Complete mentoring agreement, set goals, download the action plan, start collaborating with your partner and others!
  • Program Duration: May-November, 2019.

Create your MentorCity account today!

Who's Eligible?

  • Mentors must have skills or abilities they are willing to share with another.
    Quote: "Hearing perspectives of someone more 'junior' reminded me of the kind of advice and mentorship my staff likely are looking for but not specifically asking for.“

  • Mentees must have a desire to build skills or abilities and accept coaching from another.
    Quote: "I’ve been more proactive in moving my career forward; having honest conversations with my manager."

Additional Information

  • Registration: Registration for 2019 is now closed. Check back in April 2020 to register for next year's NMP program.
  • Time commitment: Average time commitment is 2 hours per month plus preparation time. Mentoring pairs determine their own meeting schedule.
  • Mentoring Meetings: As Mentoring pairs are typically matched out-of-province, they "meet" by phone, Skype, Google Hangouts etc..
  • Cost: There is no cost to apply or participate in the National Mentoring Program. Direct costs may include communication (e.g. long distance phone costs) or resource materials (books, articles, etc.)

Click here to view a recording of the information webinar

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About MentorCity

MentorCity is an intuitive cloud-based mentoring software that leverages the power of relationships to build a culture of sharing and knowledge transfer.

As a mentor or mentee you can:
  • Create your own profile
  • Review profiles of potential mentors and mentees
  • Connect electronically, synchronize calendars, set goals and track your progress
  • Download the action plan template and other resources
  • Chat and collaborate with others in the mentoring community discussion area
  • Celebrate your successes

Past mentor quote: “This program and the interaction between credit union employees only serves to make the whole credit union industry better and stronger"

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