CSCMP's Mentorship Program

We are gearing up to launch the Winter 2020 – Summer 2021 Online Mentorship Program. Earlier this year, we revamped our mentoring method and process to better serve our community. We look forward to serving a new set of participants with the winter edition. 

CSCMP's Mentorship Program will unfold in three phases:

 

Enrollment Period
The 
enrollment period will run from October 26 through November 20, 2020We will not accept participants past the deadline. On November 23, 2020 at 1pm CST we will hold an orientation webinar – please put this in your calendar if you plan to participate in this program (CSCMP will send you an invite if you are a qualifying* applicant). We will send out the recording of this webinar in case you cannot attend. Note that this is mandatory viewing before creating your profile.

Profile Creation & Pairing
The second phase of the Mentorship Program will run from 
November 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021. During the second phase, participants will create online profiles and mentees will have the ability to select a partner from the available pool of mentors.

  • The period for mentors to create their profiles will be November 24 to December 14, 2020. 
  • The period for mentees to create their profiles will be December 16 to January 1, 2021.

Mentoring Begins
The third phase will be the beginning of the mentoring relationship, and this will begin in 
January 2021. The mentoring partnerships will last six months, concluding in July 2021.
Halfway through the year, CSCMP will shift our focus on the summer edition of the program. Whether you decide to continue with the mentoring dynamic on your own is up to you and your partner!

Apply Now

*You must be a CSCMP member prior to submitting your details so Join Now. You will be automatically disqualified if you send in your information but are not an active CSCMP member.

If you cannot join this edition of the mentorship program, we will offer the Summer – Winter 2021 edition starting with the intake of participants in April 2021. For more information and further inquiries, contact Rocio Cadena at [email protected]

 

About the Program

Developed by CSCMP's Young Professionals Committee, our Mentorship Program is designed to foster knowledge and connection through learning partnerships. The goal of CSCMP’s Mentorship Program is to help you take a proactive role in your supply chain career development journey by giving you the opportunity to become involved in a valuable 1:1 paired mentoring partnership.

What is a mentoring partnership?

A mentoring partnership connects two individuals with the shared goal of personal and professional development.

Mentoring partnerships facilitate the sharing of information, knowledge and experience. Mentoring dynamics also foster learning with and from one another, receiving and giving career advice and collaborating to generate new innovative ideas.

Mentoring partnerships should be based on mutual trust and respect in which both parties benefit on a professional and personal level. A mentoring partnership can be tailored to your specific goals, needs and priorities. All career levels, ages, and member types are welcome to apply as a mentor or mentee.

Benefits of a mentorship program

  • Mentees share and learn critical knowledge and skills to advance their career.
  • Mentors contribute to the career development of mentees while strengthening their leadership and communication skills.
  • Mentors and mentees leverage one another as soundboard for advice, encouragement, perspective and career planning.
  • Both mentors and mentees build their professional networks while holding one another accountable to achieve their goals and priorities.

Why participate in a mentorship program?

“The CSCMP mentorship program was highly rewarding and truly global. My mentee was based in Hungary, and I was transitioning from Singapore to Chicago. We were a great fit and he really drove the process for us. I very much appreciate the opportunity to share my experience and enjoyed being a mentor. To top it off, the program was well structured and provided plenty of material to get us going.”
Andreas M. Radke
Executive Consultant
mSE Solutions

“The CSCMP mentorship program has been a great experience thus far. I have learned what it takes to build a solid mentoring relationship thanks to the curriculum provided by this program. If given the chance to do it all over again, I would!”
Denise Suzanne Guevara
Product Quality Engineer
Cisco

“I really have enjoyed CSCMP’s mentorship program. It has allowed me to reflect on my career and share lessons learned with the logistics leaders of the future. It has been a rewarding and gratifying and I have benefited from the experience as well.”
Brian W. Abbott
Director of Business Development
Supply Chain Solutions