ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014
Ninety-seven women from more than 35 companies have been initiated into the 2014-2015 Pathbuilders Percepta® program in Atlanta. Percepta is a six-month cross-company mentoring program for women with proven track records of professional success who have mastered the technical aspects of their jobs and are ready to have greater impact on their companies. Percepta prepares new and aspiring managers to deliver results in complex work environments through an integrated and proven methodology that combines mentoring, interactive workshops and peer networking.
The 2014-2015 class orientation took place on October 7, 2014 and will run for six months concluding with graduation in March 2015. Core program curriculum includes developing a corporate image and persona, mapping career paths, identifying skill gaps, improving communication skills, building credibility and influence, and understanding the unwritten rules that guide an organization. Upon graduation, Percepta alumnae are ready to take on additional challenges and manage more significant key initiatives, projects and teams within their companies.
“The women who participate in Percepta have been identified as high-performing and high-potential women within their organizations, and we look forward to helping these professionals get ready for the next step in their careers,” said Helene Lollis, president of Pathbuilders. “Skills such as giving and receiving open feedback, managing results, and understanding a corporate culture aren’t always competences learned throughout the course of a workday. Our intention with an impactful professional development program is to have it stem from real-world experience in the business environment.”
The matching process is equally as important and is handled by the Pathbuilders team after interviewing each mentee and mentor. The matches are based on the mentee’s developmental needs. Percepta mentors are all graduates of Pathbuilders Achieva® – a program focused on mid-level female leaders who are positioned to be emerging executives in their organizations. They come from diverse roles, functions and organizational backgrounds. The women who volunteer as a Percepta mentor value the mentoring experience and want to give back to those that are following behind them.
Over the last 10 years, Pathbuilders has graduated more than 600 mentees through the Percepta program, many of whom have experienced a solid track record for improved performance upon completion. Participants from companies such as KPMG, Turner Broadcasting System, AutoTrader.com, Georgia Power, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Junior Achievement of Georgia have shared professional successes, and both mentees and their managers highly recommend Percepta as discovered through formal surveys at the conclusion of each program class.
Participants in the 2014-2015 Percepta program are from the following organizations:
Abel Solutions, Inc.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Colonial Pipeline Company
CSM Baking Solutions
Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Gas South, LLC
Genuine Parts Company
Georgia Power Company
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP
Holder Construction Company
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
OFS Fitel, LLC
Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Post Properties, Inc.
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Additional information about Percepta and the other mentoring programs offered by Pathbuilders for different career stages may be found at http://www.pathbuilders.com.
About Pathbuilders Inc.
Pathbuilders transforms top talent into high-impact leaders who move business forward. Through customized programming, Pathbuilders leverages a model that effectively combines mentoring, educational workshops, and interactive peer exchange to accelerate the career growth of individuals and directly contribute to the bottom-line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse leadership teams. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential women and men in forward-thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with nearly 4,000 professionals from more than 400 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and government agencies. More information can be found at http://www.Pathbuilders.com on LinkedIn and Twitter @Pathbuilders.