Introduction

The SMPS Central Florida Chapter Mentorship Program is an embodiment of our commitment to assist A/E/C marketers and business developers in their personal growth and professional development. Whether you have the skills to share as a mentor, or skills you would like to build as a protégé, there is something in the program for everyone. Professionals at all stages of their careers should consider participating – either as protégés or mentors. No matter where you are in your career, you can gain important benefits from participating in a mentor-protégé relationship and gaining career insight from a fellow professional.

The program’s goal is to provide both the mentor and the protégé with a rewarding professional relationship that is mutually advantageous.  Participation in the program has a requirement of three mandatory programs over the course of the year, and your commitment to meet monthly with your partner to achieve the program and your personal goals.  

To Be a Mentor
You are eager to share your experiences and wisdom
You listen well and are a great cheerleader
You can positively influence and foster another’s growth
You are open to learning new concepts and ideas for personal growth
You are a current member of SMPS Central Florida
You must commit to connect monthly with protégé over a 12-month period (January - December).
You cannot join the program with the intent of soliciting business or services.
You must comply with the SMPS Code of Ethics.

To Be a Protégé
You want to grow personally and develop professionally
You want to become a courageous leader in your firm
You want to take charge of managing your career path
You are ready for the next challenge in your life’s work
You are a current member of SMPS Central Florida
You must commit to connect monthly with mentor over a 12-month period (January - December).
You cannot join the program with the intent of soliciting business or services.
You must comply with the SMPS Code of Ethics.

PROTÉGÉS: Professionals must be currently in positions with firms in the A/E/C industry, have a minimum of one year professional experience, and who are current SMPS members.

MENTORS: Must be senior-level marketing or business development professionals with a minimum of eight years professional experience with A/E/C industry firms, and be current member of SMPS.

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