[Bldg-sim] Sign-up by Nov. 30: IBPSA-USA Mentorship Program

Steven Ayala sayala81 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 10:13:39 PST 2018

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Mentee/mentor applications due by *November 30th, 2018.*

IBPSA-USA is proud to introduce to you the Mentorship Program, currently
under its pilot year and officially launching in the fall of 2018.Whether
you are a practitioner, developer, or a business owner, we encourage you to
join the Mentorship Network; a place to get to know your peers and an
opportunity to ask the questions about career growth.

*What is the Mentorship Program about?*

The Mentorship Program offers a 1-to-1 mentorship where the program matches
you with a mentor in the industry who best fits your application needs.
Whether you want to further your academic journey, become a developer,
learn to be a better practitioner, start your own business, or understand
what it takes to play a bigger role at work, the program aims to match you
with mentors that can offer you new perspectives and valuable insights
money can’t buy.

In exchange, the Program only asks two things from participants,
particularly for mentees: 1) be an IBPSA-USA member, and 2) commit to try.

Not an IBPSA-USA member? *Sign-up here*

For prospective mentors, being a part of the network is completely free. In
addition, by becoming a mentor, you are eligible for IBPSA Fellow and other
recognition awards.

For more information, please visit the Mentorship Program website at
*http://ibpsa.weebly.com* <http://ibpsa.weebly.com/> where you can find the
mentee/mentor applications due by *November 30th, 2018**.* Additionally,
the pilot program is aiming to foster limited pairs in its first year, so
space is limited! Apply Today!
Mentorship Program Website <http://ibpsa.weebly.com/>

*Follow a few simple steps:*

   1. Fill out an application to be a mentee or a mentee (or both!)
   2. Wait until November 30th for matching
   3. Receive notifications from the program

*The Development History of the Program*

Development of the program began with the IBPSA-USA Equalities Committee
survey in 2017. From the survey results, we discovered that 39% of the
respondents answered "no" to: “Do you have a clear understanding of your
career or promotion path?”

When asked: "If you answered 'no,' what would help you get a clearer
understanding?", most respondents voted for mentoring and having a role
model to visualize their career path. We also learned from the survey that
57% of respondents didn't have a role model or mentor opportunity in their
place of work.

We listened to your valuable feedback, and IBPSA-USA has launched its first
mentorship program! The IBPSA-USA Equalities Committee has helped launch
this program based on volunteer efforts of the committee members, and
IBPSA-USA staff. If you’d like to join this effort, please email us at
*ibpsa.mentorship at gmail.com* <ibpsa.mentorship at gmail.com>.
*Copyright © 2018 IBPSA-USA, All rights reserved.*

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