2013 Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program Formally Launched
April 2013 UPDATE: The 2013 Mentorship Program has officially launched. To apply for consideration in the 2014 cohort, please contact the Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program Coordinators
About the Mentorship Program
The six-month Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program matches emerging and experienced professionals in the field of aging to ensure sustainable growth of an elder-care workforce prepared to meet the needs of Chicago’s diverse older adult population. Mentors and Mentees meet at least monthly with the goal of helping Chicago Bridge members develop their skills, network, and confidence. The Program builds a structure for passing the knowledge and skills of seasoned professionals to the next generations of leaders in the field of aging.
“I really enjoyed the experience…We [my mentee and I] both seemed to have benefited from sharing with each other and discussing current happenings in the field.” – Mentor, 2010 Program
“…To be paired with a professional (mentor) in the field of aging is truly wonderful and remarkable. I tell all my friends about the program.” – Mentee, 2012 Program
- Mentors represent Chicago’s leaders in the field of aging with many years of experience working in the field. Interested potential Mentors should contact Emily Shubeck for detailed eligibility requirements.
- Mentees are emerging aging professionals, looking to learn more about the field, network with colleagues and further their careers. Mentees must be Chicago Bridge members. If you are not yet a member, but are interested in joining the Chicago Bridge please visit our Membership page for more information on how to join the Chicago Bridge.
- January – Open recruitment for Mentors and Mentees
- March – Deadline for application to become a Mentor or Mentee and Mentorship matches announced
- April - Mentorship Program officially launches
- September – Mentorship Program officially concludes
Please contact the Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program Coordinators:
The Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program has partnered with emerging aging professional groups across the country. For more information about how you can implement the program, please contact Kristen Pavle and Gayle Shier, Mentorship Program Co-Directors.