Members Connect Program - Application
The Members Connect Program is an IABC Ottawa members-only mentorship program that connects senior communications professionals with entry and mid-level communications professionals to advise them on career advancement.

In this form you will be asked to identify whether you would like to be a mentee or mentor, what you would like to get out of the program, time commitments you would be able to make to the program, and some personal contact information.

Your information will be kept confidential and will only be accessed by the individuals facilitating the program. If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit us on our website at https://ottawa.iabc.com/iabc-events/members-connect-program/. Should you have any questions about this survey, please email membersconnect@ottawa.iabc.com.

The deadline to apply to this program is February 20, 2019 by midnight.

Requirements

To complete the program, the following items are a “must-do” from the mentee and mentor. The program facilitator will check-in with the pairs once a month to ensure that they are working towards these requirements.

1. Develop and sign a contract agreeing to what will be worked on in the next four months;
2. Meet in person or via. video-call at least once a month;
3. Attend an IABC Ottawa event and have the mentor introduce the mentee to other professionals in the community; and
4. Have the mentee teach the mentor something new.

Timeline

A list of important dates:

i. February 20: Application portal closes
ii. March 1: Applicants to receive email with their mentee/mentor’s contact information and a guide to success package
iii. March 1 to the end of June: Program runs
iv. Season Closer: Participants receive a certificate of program completion

Please provide your first and last name. *
Please provide your email address. (Note: Remember to use an address you check frequently and would not mind us sharing with your mentee/mentor to connect.) *
What is your occupation? (I.e. Student, Communications Coordinator, Communications Director etc.) *
In under 500 words, please explain a little bit about yourself, your current role, and why you want to join this program. *
Are you applying to be a mentee or a mentor? (A mentee is someone currently in a communications-related school program or someone who has under ten years of work experience. A mentor is someone who has 10-20 years of work experience in the field of communications.) *
If you checked off "Mentee" in the question above, please fill out this question. As a mentee, I am interested in learning about the following topics. (Check all that apply.)
If you checked off "Mentor" in the question above, please fill out this question. As a mentor, I would be able to give advice on the following topics.
How would you describe your personality and communication style? *
If you checked off "Mentee" please fill out this question. How would you describe the type of leadership and management with which you work best?
If you checked off "Mentor" please fill out this question. How would you describe your leadership and management style?
Have you participated in a mentee/mentorship program before? *
If you checked off "mentee" please fill out this question. What do you expect from your mentor?
If you checked off "mentor" please fill out this question. What do you expect from your mentee?
As a mentee/mentor, I would be able to commit meeting with my mentee/mentor on a monthly basis in person or over video-chat: *
Please check off all that apply. I would be able to meet with my mentee/mentor on: *
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Please check off all that apply. I would be interested in meeting with my mentee/mentor: *
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If you checked off "Mentee" please fill out this question. I would attend an IABC Ottawa event with my mentor to network with other communication professionals.
If you checked off "Mentor" please fill out this question. I would attend an IABC Ottawa event with my mentee and introduce them to communication professionals to help them build their network.
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