Designed to emphasize professional development and relationship building among SMPS members, Guru Guidance, the DC Chapter’s mentoring program, pairs marketers at all experience levels, facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences as well as the sharing of industry tips and tricks.
The program is comprised of two main components: individual meetings and organized group activities. There will be 3 to 4 organized group events during the course of the program, with activities ranging from structured roundtable discussions to informal social events. All of the participants in the program will meet, share and learn from each other at these group meetings.
Additionally, each guru-mentee pair should plan to have one face to face meeting per month. Though suggested topics of conversation will be provided each month, we ultimately hope that the pairs will use this time to get to know each other better and learn from each other’s experiences. Together the mentee and Guru will develop a schedule that will allow for a free exchange of ideas. To help document the program and ensure that everyone benefits from the experience, we ask that the pairs provide brief written feedback to the Guru Guidance committee after each monthly meeting.
Guru Guidance aims to be a mutually beneficial program for both guru and mentee. The program fosters communication and sharing of experiences, resulting in not only learning new skills, but also gaining new perspectives on professional marketing in the A/E/C field. Ultimately success means both the Guru and Mentee have grown personally and professionally from the experience.
The program runs from fall to early summer, with pairings occurring prior to the beginning of the program in the fall.
For questions about the program or to be placed on the enrollment list for the 2016-2017 program year, please contact Amy Cuddy at email@example.com / 202.628.1033 or Koren Stauffer at KStauffer@form-architects.com / 202.222.0430.
Check out the attached PDF below to learn more about the program.