FLORIDA MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION
The Florida Magazine Association’s Peer Mentorship Program connects professionals of all career levels, providing them with opportunities to develop new relationships, share experiences and learn from others outside their organizations. The program also enables established professionals to serve as mentors as a way of giving back to the industry and paying forward the support and guidance they received during the development of their careers.
The Benefits of Mentorship
Mentorship is a proven approach to advancing one’s career, particularly for those new in their field or place of employment or who are looking to continue expanding their career or in need of leadership advice. It goes beyond training and education by helping mentees navigate confusing or complex situations.
Mentors benefit by giving back to the field, enjoying the satisfaction and impact of sharing their knowledge and experience, expanding their networks and learning new things from their mentees. Mentees benefit from new perspectives on their work, expanding their networks, gaining a sounding board for ideas and projects and increasing their sense of self-worth.
How the Program Works
Applying to become a mentor or mentee is easy. Simply fill out the form below and state the reason for soliciting mentorship or applying to become a mentor. Paragraphs must be at least 400 words.
Once completed, press “Send” and the form will be sent to our Membership & Marketing Committee who will then match applying mentees with a mentor. Applications must be received by the deadline — December 31 and June 30 of each year — for mentorship consideration.
Those applying to become a mentor will need to commit to a six-month mentorship volunteer period.
Members can reapply every six months for mentorship. However, first-time mentees will be given preference for open spaces.
Finally, both mentors and mentees must abide by the “Peer Mentorship Program Code of Conduct” found here.
If have questions or need to reach the program manager, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To download the full program handbook (PDF), please click here.