Young Professionals and the Importance of Mentorship
The past 18 months have significantly impacted traditional workspaces, allowing employers to explore options such as hybrid work models, teleworking, and benefits expansion. One of the less spoken-of areas is the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on employee career advancement programs. These programs include employer-led mentoring programs, workplace training, and goal setting. Mentoring, specifically, is vital for the development and competence of young professionals. A good mentor can provide invaluable skills, including accountability, skill development, and networking opportunities. A mentor can also guide professional certifications, graduate school programs, and work/life balance advice.
This session will explore the benefits of mentorship and some untraditional ways to obtain a mentor, including building a mentorship program better equipped for a post-pandemic world. The session will focus heavily on young professionals' careers; however, all career levels are welcome.