An Introduction and Explanation
Mentoring and the connection between colleagues has long been a hallmark of MCEA. Each of us has relied on other colleagues to learn what we need to know to be successful. The primary purpose of the MCEA Mentor Experience is to provide support, learning and professional growth opportunities to members within the organization (both new and experienced professionals). Participants are paired for support and collegiality. In addition, the program provides opportunities to:
- Build relationships with members
- Provide a foundation for colleagues to ask questions and reflect on their work
- Connect new members more quickly with MCEA
Mentoring is a key piece of growth and development. It allows you to gain momentum by learning from people ahead of you in business or leadership. There’s so much value in being a student of those who are ahead of you.
Growth and momentum are keys to success. The most successful leaders do more than most ordinary people. The challenge of figuring out how to take momentum to the next level can be daunting. That’s why MCEA developed a mentoring program. We saw a need for a program that could give new to the community ed. field employees a comprehensive approach to growth with the best faculty in the state.