L2 Accent Reduction Centre , YWCA and Mosaic Present: Local Mentoring Programs

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One of the best things that an individual can do for themselves is to become a mentor or become a mentee. Whether one is a newcomer or a local, being a mentee or mentor has so many benefits.

If it weren’t for the mentorship program I would have never been exposed to such life-changing ideas and concepts.”

The mentor - mentee relationship is a multifaceted and complex relationship.. The success of a mentorship program really lies in the connection between the two individuals. Sometimes this is a hit or miss affair, but in most cases the benefits have been very positive.    

Jennifer Madigan, from L2 Accent Reduction Centre, recently experienced an amazing mentorship through FWE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs).
“I have always been a mentor, but this was the first experience I had as a mentee, and I absolutely loved it. My mentor, an experienced entrepreneur, graciously gave me his time and his advice without asking for anything in return. His advice changed my business model and the way I think about my business. If it weren’t for the mentorship program I would have never been exposed to such life-changing ideas and concepts.”

On the flip side, Jennifer Madigan has also been a mentor. “Being a mentor is so rewarding, but sometimes individuals are looking at what they can GET, rather than the overall experience. I might not be able to get someone a job, but I can definitely help an individual gain skills to get the position they want. Sometimes, mentees don't see the overall picture. “

On Monday, June 24th, two very experienced community workers, Laurie Sinnott Manager of the YWCA Connect to Success Mentorship Program, and Abraham Asrat Program Facilitator in the Workplace Connections Mentoring Program at MOSAIC, will be speaking about how mentors can benefit from these interactions and what professional skills are enhanced by the mentor/mentee relationship.

The workshop will be held at the BCHRMA office located at: 1111 West Hastings, on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

The event is being sponsored by L2 Accent Reduction Centre.

L2 Accent Reduction Centre provides workplace training solutions to address unintelligible accented speech and other related communication obstacles that can be barriers to internationally trained professionals in their place of work. http://www.L2accent.com

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