23:1 (2008:03) Mentoring Program Sign Up Approaches

March 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

MENTORING PROGRAM SIGN UP APPROACHES
Eleanor Cook and Katy Ginanni, Co-Chairs

Just so members and others interested can have it on their radar, we’d like to remind everyone about the NASIG Mentoring Program.  The Mentoring Program provides a chance for seasoned conference attendees to be matched with first-time attendees during the annual conference in order for both to benefit from the chance to network. First-time attendees potentially can gain great insight into how the conference works, what opportunities there might be to get more involved in the organization, and possibly make a new good friend.

How does it work? First-time attendees are matched with member volunteers who have been to at least one NASIG conference before. We automatically provide mentors to all NASIG award winners. Other first-time attendees may sign up as well. We try to match participants based on their professional interests and other information provided. Yes, it IS a little bit like romantic matchmaking in that there is no guarantee the pairs will “click.” However, with an open mind and a willingness to get to know someone new, the experience can be loads of fun and also can provide for surprising prospects for future growth.

For more information, see the NASIG website at: http://nasig.org/mentor/index.htm.  (Please note that this web site is in the process of being updated for the 2008 conference.)

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