The 2013 National Mentorship Program is Now Accepting Applications!
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013
About the Program
The National Mentorship Program is rooted in the success of the 2008 National Young Leaders Mentorship pilot and the 2009 Canadian Business Owner Strategy (CBOS) mentorship pilot. Mentors and mentees of both programs were unanimous in their recommendation that Canadian Central invite wider participation by offering a national mentorship program. Canadian Central acted by launching the first National Mentorship Program in 2010.
2013 NMP at a Glance
- The NMP offers two mentoring streams; Leadership and Commercial/Agriculture Business
- Runs from April to October
- Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month plus preparation time
In 2012, the NMP drew in the largest number of participants; 83 in the Leadership Stream and 22 in the Commercial/Agriculture Business Stream. Here are some of the comments made by the participants:
“I would certainly recommend this program to others. It opens your eyes to a broader credit union system and in doing so, you find out that while there are differences, our challenges and vision are much the same.”
"Great program! It is a unique opportunity and one that I would certainly recommend to anyone with leadership aspirations."
“If you are serious about your development and taking it to the next level, this is the program for you.”
“The National Mentorship Program is an excellent opportunity to mentor and develop up and coming leaders in the Credit Union system - the value is not just for the mentee but for the mentor as part of the overall learning experience."
"The mentoring program is an excellent method of learning and sharing for the credit union system. We have a culture of collaborating and this is one more success that we can point to that demonstrates that committment....Mentoring is by far one of the best tools we have to help our employees achieve their potential."
If you’re a manager wondering about the suitability of this program for specific employees; or if you’re a potential mentor or mentee, click here to register for a free information webinar. You may also contact Joan Ellis, NMP Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.