CPRS Mentorship Program

Mentorship

Mentorship

Are you looking to develop relationships with practitioners in the Northern Alberta public relations community? Participating in our mentorship program is a meaningful way to connect with others in the PR industry and develop long-standing, professional relationships that will provide value to your career for years to come.

Consider participating in the CPRS mentorship program for 2018/2019. This program is focused on providing CPRS members with less than five years of experience and student CPRS with the opportunity to be mentored by experienced PR practitioners in the Edmonton communications community.

Join the mentorship program
Are you a student or new PR practitioner looking for a mentor to help navigate the communications world? The protégé role is meant for students and new practitioners in the communications industry who want to build a network in Edmonton and develop the right skills for future career success.

Please fill out the protégé application form and submit your application no later than October 20, 2018.

Mentors wanted
Want to make a difference in the lives of future communications practitioners? This fall, become a mentor and give back to your profession by providing guidance, sharing experiences and offering advice.

If you are interested in participating and are an active member of CPRS Edmonton, please fill out the mentor application form and submit your application by email no later than October 20, 2018.

Program timeline

  • September 21, 2018 – Registration opens
  • October 20, 2018 – Application deadline
  • November, 2018 – formal program mentor/mentee pairings finalized and communicated to participants
  • December 2018 – Formal one-on-one mentorship program begins
  • May 2018 – Speed mentoring event
  • June 2018 – Participant feedback survey

Contact Us

For submissions, more information and general questions, please contact the CPRS Edmonton Mentorship and Education Chairs, Marjorie Henderson and Mikiko Van Horn, at mentorship@cprsedmonton.ca.

 

FAQ
When does the program start?
We are accepting protégé and mentor applications until October 20, 2018.

How long is the program?
The formal mentorship pairing application process begins in the fall, and pairings work together through June of each year.

What is the time commitment to participate?
The degree of involvement is decided by the mentor and protégé in consideration of the time availability of each member. Each pairing will decide on the frequency of their meetings and how they will communicate with each other throughout the year; however, it is recommended that pairings spend at least one hour per month with each other.

*Please note we appreciate everyone taking the time to apply for the mentorship program. We strive to partner all protégés with the most appropriate mentors in the program; however we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to participate in the program