- Preparing the Next Generation
October 21, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The ILCMA Mentor Match program reflects ILCMA’s commitment to developing the next generation of local government management professionals. Mentor Match is the latest addition to an expanding line-up of our services to support members’ professional development needs. It is an online tool – including a searchable database – that facilitates the establishment of mentoring relationships. It is user-driven, allowing registered Mentees to search among registered Mentors using specified criteria to find individuals whose experience and expertise match areas in which they wish to be mentored. Likewise, registered Mentors can search for and identify potential Mentees.
Why be a Mentor?
Volunteering as a Mentor can be mutually rewarding: mentees gain encouragement and guidance for their careers, and mentors gain deeper insights into their own careers and the satisfaction of helping others.
Mentoring offers value for people at any career stage, and everyone can benefit from mentors who help them see their situation and opportunities from a fresh perspective; even successful executives seek out mentoring. Mentors are encouraged to share expertise, insight, and experiences from their life’s work to help others negotiate their own
career paths, overcome obstacles, reinvigorate their passion, and plan next steps.
Sign-up to Mentor
ILCMA invites you to participate in a Zoom meeting on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. – Noon to find out how to become an ILCMA mentor.
The future of the profession depends on the mentorship for the next generation of managers. If you desire to become a mentor immediately, ILCMA invites you to use the new mentor/mentee matching service through ILCMAConnect, which is the current ILCMA listserv platform. ILCMAConnect brings the power of data and search to help mentees find mentors that match their needs. To sign up to be a mentor, all you need to do is go to your ILCMA Connect page and sign up to be a mentor: https://connect.ilcma.org/home.