CINZ calls on business events professionals for 2017 Mentorship Programme
Now in its fourth year, the CINZ Mentorship Programme aims to provide business event professionals with personal and career guidance and advice.
CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan said the programme has proved to be a valuable addition to the business events industry.
“What we want to do is grow the skills of our experts and strengthen the networks within our industry so that everyone is at the top of their game. This programme is designed to create valuable relationships and lead to significant personal growth,” she said.
Siobhan Donaldson was a mentee last year and her goal was to seek support and advice on career progression, growth and opportunities within the industry. Since then, Donaldson has been promoted to business development manager for Business Events Wellington.
“Being part of this programme allowed me to grow my scope of opportunities and gave me the confidence to go for it,” she said.
Tourism Bay of Plenty trade marketing manager Denise Siviter said being a mentor is a great chance to give back to the industry.
“Mentors also learn how they can be better managers. It is not about instructing, but helping them find the answer themselves. I have loved being involved and encourage people with experience to take the time to give back and mentor,” she said.
Applications open on February 8 and close February 22. CINZ members wanting to register as either a mentor or a mentee can apply here.