The Emerging Leaders Program provides leadership development for Emerging Industry Professionals. This program helps those newer to the industry meet others within the industry at separate educational meetings through the MPI-OC year. New industry professionals, students, and former students is whom this group is geared toward. The meetings will be held after the MPI-OC monthly program (November, February, and April). The meetings are free and geared toward MPI members with 5 or less years in the industry. Each meeting has 3 components: content, interaction, and a takeaway.
- All individuals interested in becoming a mentor must complete a Mentor Application Form.
- It is the mentor’s responsibility to inform our Association Manager when he/she pairs with a mentee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report a mentor-mentee pairing.
- The mentor and mentee agree how often to meet per month for three months. It is the responsibility of the mentee to initiate contact with a mentor.
- Each meeting should last approximately one hour and can be an in-person or a telephone meeting. The three-month commitment starts from the first mentor/mentee meeting.
- Mentors and mentees are expected to keep all commitments to each other while participating in the program.
- If the mentor and mentee meet for a meal or coffee, each person is expected to pay for his/her own meal.
- A mentor can remove his/her profile from the MPI-OC website at any time by contacting email@example.com.
- Mentees can review mentor profiles on the MPI-OC website prior to making their selection.
- Mentees should think about what they wish to accomplish during the program before they contact a mentor (see point 3). This should include what the mentee hopes to learn, his or her goals, idea of meeting frequency, etc.
- A mentee initiates contact by calling the mentor he/she is interested in. If you need any help, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for matching. Please complete the meeting worksheet to help facilitate this first conversation with your potential mentor.
- The mentor and mentee agree how often to meet per month for three months. Each meeting should last approximately one hour and can be an in-person or a telephone meeting. The three-month commitment starts from the first mentor/mentee meeting.
- Mentors and mentees are expected to keep all commitments. If the mentor and mentee meet for a meal or coffee, each person is expected to pay for his/her own meal.
- At the end of the three months, the mentee should submit a short report outlining the results achieved. Please submit the mentee recap report to email@example.com.
The following mentors are available to take on a mentee. Click on each name to read that mentor’s application. When you find a mentor that you’d like to work with, give him/her a call to set up an initial mentoring interview. See the mentor’s guidelines to learn more.
Midge Dobbs, CMP, CoHo•Res
Cindy Wallace, CMP, Oregon Convention Center
Jennifer Walsdorf, CMP, CMM, CTE, Tzell Travel Group NW
Anne Hallinan, CMP, Marrone Hallinan Event Management
Melodie King, CMP, Oregon Health Care Association