The RUTHERFORD Cable Mentoring Program offers an opportunity for a protégé to meet individually with a mentor to discuss issues related to career and personal development. Additionally, all of the mentors and protégés will meet together over six months to discuss relevant topics and to learn from each other. Each year a book is selected for discussion and a self-evaluation tool such as StrengthFinders is completed by each participant for learning and self-reflection.
Rutherford Cable offers two types of mentor programs and alternates these by year according to need and interest.
- Mentoring for Young Professionals is designed to help participants with beginning career issues such as building your brand, navigating the job market, promotion and performance evaluation issues, developing as a leader, etc.
- Transitions Mentoring is offered for members who are transitioning in some way in their career. They may be re-entering the job market after years away, beginning an entrepreneurial adventure, considering a major career change, or transitioning from full-time work to retirement and other opportunities. Participants will explore goal setting, connecting with networks, taking time to celebrate successes, and learning tools to take action.
The 2018 – 2019 mentor program will focus on Transitions Mentoring. The books selected for the program this year include: Personal (R)evolution by Allison Task and Born to Build (a self-assessment) by Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Badal.
This program is sponsored by First Tennessee Bank, whose gracious contribution will allow for up to eight Protégés and Mentors to participate in the program. The mentor program is facilitated by Rutherford CABLE’s own Amelia Bozeman and Jill Austin . For questions regarding the program, please contact Jill.