2019-2020 Mentoring Circles Program
2019 – 2020 Mentoring Circles Call for Applicants!
One of WEN Greater Oklahoma’s most impactful programs is Mentoring Circles, which kicks off its fourth year this September and runs through May. The 2019 – 2020 application process is now open!
The program’s objective is to create small mentoring groups that help mentees increase their knowledge, confidence, resourcefulness and support system to create opportunities for career advancement. Groups are made up of men and women mentees and mentors who do not work directly with or for each other, which helps to foster open, valuable discussions.
“My mentor’s knowledge, professionalism and expertise on subjects has been great!” one mentee has said. “Her drive, positive energy and willingness to advise me has been a wonderful experience in terms of learning and discovering my own leadership style.”
Groups meet once a month and discuss topics such as the art of negotiation, authenticity, building relationships beyond networking, conflict management, strategic agility, leadership and much more. Pick the time of day and general location you would prefer to meet and we will match you with other mentors and mentees with the same preferences. Groups are a mix of all women, all men or co-ed.
While mentees are sure to gain important skills through the Mentoring Circles program, experienced energy professionals who apply to be mentors will also come away with valuable lessons learned and insights.
“I am always surprised at how many women I meet who are waiting to be noticed, not asking for opportunities,” one mentor has said. “I have two mentees who, with a little encouragement and coaching asked for their next level of opportunity and got it! It makes me wonder how much talent is hidden across the industry because people are afraid to ask. As a manager, I definitely will be intentional to look beyond the squeaky wheel.”
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, sign up today! The application process will close Friday, July 12. To apply, click here.
For more information about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: All memberships must be active and paid to participate.