AIPN’s Young Negotiators Group organizes a Mentoring Program each year, which is designed to help young negotiators learn from seasoned professionals. Mentors are able to share their professional experiences, provide guidance, gain exposure to new perspectives, and reflect on their careers while helping the younger generation of negotiators. Mentees are able to learn relevant industry best-practices and skills, expand their networks, have a sounding board to discuss work-related issues, and receive constructive feedback and support.
The 2018 Mentoring Program is open to members in good standing, working full time in international negotiations or a related field. In order to apply as a mentee, you must have less than 5 years of experience and members with more than 5 years of experience can apply as mentors.
The application period is open from December 11, 2017 through March 16, 2018. Mentoring partnerships will be emailed out on or before March 22, 2018.
AIPN YN will create partnerships based on the information provided in the applications and according to our best judgments. If AIPN YN is unable to match a mentee with a mentor, the mentee will be notified by email and may apply for the 2019 Mentoring Program.
Mentors and mentees are asked to use the manuals to help guide them through the program. It is required to review the manuals prior to making a commitment to this program and submitting the application. The program will include the following:
- Mentors and mentees must set realistic goals during their first meeting to achieve during the program. Mentoring is about facilitating change and growth, which can include learning to do your job better, looking at situations from different points of view, networking, career guidance, etc.
- Starting in March, AIPN YN will send periodic emails to the mentors and mentees to check progress and provide suggested topics for discussion.
- At the end of the calendar year, AIPN YN will send a questionnaire to provide written feedback.
For more details on the 2018 Mentoring Program, please email email@example.com.