GPA Mentorship Program – A Success

Another successful GPA Mentoring class completed the program this month. A big thanks to the committee who helped create and facilitate the sessions: Mollie Bogle, Johnita Daniel, Philip Jones, Rebecca Keefer, Elena Oertel, and LaQuita Williams. A round of applause goes out to our Senior Mentors as well, the program was richer because of your guidance, Corey Hull, Sarah McQuade, and John Maximuk.

This year’s class included 4 Mid–Career Planners and 8 Emerging Planners. The group met virtually or in person once a month for 6 months. Each meeting included a topic tailored to the interests of the participants. This year the meeting topics included a panel with the Senior Mentors, a facilitated training in the CPI 260 Leadership Assessment, a session that gave the participants an opportunity to practice and get feedback on their elevator pitch, a panel on Navigating Your Career and Politics, a walking tour of The Stitch project area, and a panel on Finding Your Niche as a Planner. Applications for the 2025 program will open in October 2024.

An overview of the mentoring program can be found here. Please reach out to Mollie Bogle to volunteer as a Senior Mentor or to get involved with the committee.