Capital Chapter Launches Mentorship Toolkit

| Written by: Nanette Schimpf

The FPRA Capital Chapter launches its 2016 Mentorship Toolkit. FPRA’s Mentorship Program exists to connect established public relations professionals with public relation’s young professionals. “I am very proud to announce the launch of this program,” said Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC, President of the FPRA Capital Chapter. “This toolkit creates an environment of learning and professional development and puts our chapter first in the state to implement a professional mentoring program.”

Benefits to the Mentor:

  • Gain personal satisfaction from helping others discover and reach their potential
  • Gain exposure to new perspectives, intern opportunities, etc., from mentees
  • Expand professional and personal networks
  • Enhance coaching, feedback and leadership skills
  • Contribute to the professional development of the future PR workforce
  • Give something back to the profession

 Benefits to the Mentee:

  • Accelerate growth and career development
  • Accelerate long-term objectives into actions
  • Gain greater control over own career
  • Gain a “safe” environment to address developmental needs
  • Gain learning opportunities from proven successes
  • Gain new professional perspectives
  • Gain a “go-to” person in the public relations field
  • Gain an experienced PR professional’s perspective on applying textbook concepts to real-life situations
  • Familiarize with corporate protocol
  • Identify long-term professional development needs
  • Realize the value of networking

Want to be a  mentor or a mentee? Download the 2016 Mentoring Toolkit here today.