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Mentor Programs
WCT London Region Mentoring Circles - Launching Fall 2021
Program Starts:
Tue, 01/06/2021 - 4:46
Program Ends:
Wed, 01/06/2022 - 4:46

Mentorship Circles provide a diverse and inclusive space for enthusiastic, goal-oriented women to exchange experiences, challenges and accomplishments. With your mentorship group, explore topics like building and growing a network, managing work-life balance, working towards a raise or promotion, and advancing your leadership skills. 


All Women Need Mentors

Mentorship gives like-minded women a chance to connect and practice their communication skills, in an environment where growth and support are the focus. When it comes to mentorship, we use the metaphor of a circle for a reason. Circles enclose and protect. They are continuous and self-supportive.

  • Orientation Event
  • 3 Virtual Mentorship Circle Events
  • Wrap Up Event
  • Individual Mentorship Meetings with your Mentor

Mentorship will give you the tools to address professional challenges and feel confident doing so. Be inspired and motivated by others, create and envision new solutions for industry, and celebrate achievements large and small. Most of all, expect an amazing experience of learning and personal growth that can never be duplicated! We look forward to seeing you!

WCT London Mentoring circles is a female-organized initiative, meaning we prioritize issues relating to the needs of women leaders and professionals in the workplace. While we are female-led, we support gender diversity in the program, and participation as a mentor or mentee is fully inclusive to other gender identities.

WCT Waterloo Region Mentoring Circles Program
Program Starts:
Fri, 16/10/2020 - 9:00
Program Ends:
Mon, 31/05/2021 - 9:00

WCT
 

Enrollment is now closed for Mentors and Mentees for the fully virtual 2020-2021 WCT Waterloo Region Mentoring Circles co-hort.

Click on "View" below to log in and see your Circle information and the Resource Center.

Virtual Mentoring Circles Dates and Format

Oct 29

Nov 12 / Dec 10 / Jan 14 /

Feb 11 / Mar 11 / April 8

May 13

Mentors and WCT Waterloo Region Executives

6pm-7pm

Six 2-hour sessions with Mentors and Mentees

Timing:

5:30 to 6:30 - Welcome, Keynote Speaker, Q&A with Speaker

6:30 - 7:30 - Mentoring Circles

Wrap Up Event with Mentors and Mentees

National Capital Region Mentorship Circles
Program Starts:
Fri, 04/12/2020 - 7:00
Program Ends:
Wed, 30/06/2021 - 9:00
Since its launch in 2016, over 90 womxn have gained formal mentorship through WCT-NCR’s Mentorship Circle programming – reinforcing a culture of both mentorship and community in the heart of Canada. This is the only mentorship circle program being offered by a professional association to formally support women’s development and advancement here in the Nation’s Capital.

How it works: More perspective means more outcomes 

Over a six-month period, WCT-NCR connects groups of up to three mentees with one mentor over a six-month period to navigate core topic areas relevant to participants development goals.

Start 2021 with a plan 

WCT-NCR’s Mentorship Circle helps participants better navigate the current work environment while planning for a world beyond COVID through more perspective and a curriculum that addresses real systemic barriers women face in the workplace. The program will launch in the new year, ending in the summer of 2021.  
WCT Opening Doors: Career Readiness Mentorship Program
Program Starts:
Mon, 01/03/2021 - 11:58
Program Ends:
Tue, 31/08/2021 - 11:58

The Opening Doors: Career Readiness Program provides new and soon-to-be comm-tech women graduates with the hard and soft skills to enter and succeed in the digital technology sectors. 

The mentorship component of this program will provide students, recent grads, and those just entering the digital economy with an opportunity to identify career aspirations, overcome challenges and expand their network by connecting with professional men and women. 

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping both mentees and mentors progress their careers and realize their full potential. It is a valuable relationship based upon mutual trust and respect, which can last long after the program is complete.

What are the benefits of being a mentee?

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
  • Increase confidence in your profession and mitigate imposter syndrome
  • Develop your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop problem-solving strategies for dealing with professional issues
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your career
  • Make new connections and foster a networking community

What are the benefits of being a mentor?

  • Position yourself as a leader
  • Demonstrate your leadership skills and utilize interpersonal skills to teach and advise others
  • Give back to the community
  • Develop professional relationships and friendships built on trust and mutual respect
  • Gain fresh perspective and insight from the experiences of employees who are newer to the workforce
  • Expand your own professional network

How it works

The program will match one mentee to one mentor to form a mentorship pair. Pairs will meet virtually four times for one-hour sessions over a 4-month period.

The topics that each mentorship pair will discuss over the course of the mentorship period are:

Month 1: Crafting your personal brand and owning your elevator pitch

Month 2: Confidence and putting yourself out there

Month 3: Mindful living and the workplace

Month 4: A topic of the circle's choice, to be determined in June

*Topics are subject to change per each circle's individual preferences.

If you have any questions about the Career Readiness mentorship program, please email: openingdoors@wct-fct.com