Mentor Program

Linking today’s professionals with tomorrow’s leaders

 

2021-2022 WEC Mentor Connect Cohort Sessions

WEC’s Mentorship Program called “Mentor Connect” was a six-month program to facilitate mentors' and mentees' relationships. WEC hosted monthly Zoom calls from September 2021 through February 2022. These calls were designed to provide a convenient opportunity for mentors and mentees to easily meet.


Networking
September 2021 Session

WEC kicks off the Mentoring Cohort with a Meet and Greet Session that will allow Mentors and Mentees to get to know one another while honoring their NETWORKING skills.

Please watch this short video before the Session and download the Kahoot App to your phone.  The questions in the Game that evening will be from the video! Our breakout sessions follow the Game, where you give your 60-second highlight reel.  Again the video will help you with what to say. 

 


How to Find the Right Mentor
October 2021 Session

Mentoring provides life-long opportunities for growth. We want to help you instill this practice for use throughout your career.  This month we are discussing “How to Find the Right Mentor.”  Please click here to read this short article and listen to the 21-minute Podcast in preparation for our Session! 

 

 

Goal Setting
November 2021 Session

Setting Goals That Matter
Samantha Kirs - TEDxLaval

As a success coach with a background in marketing, I understand the necessity of emotion to move people towards the desired outcome. Capitalizing on research into the effect that emotions have on accountability, I will share my proprietary way of goal setting that challenges us to put our feelings at the core of our goals. ABOUT SAMANTHA KRIS Samantha Kris is an international success coach, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of the Bossing Up movement, a community that empowers each other to harness their hunger for more and create opportunities for themselves and others. Samantha is passionate about helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. She uses her personal experiences, rich marketing background, and business acumen to elevate the success of individuals and businesses alike. Her proprietary method of goal setting earned her five promotions in five years, enabled her to double her income in that time, and propelled her into the life of an entrepreneur. Her approach and ability to help people and projects realize their full potential has shaped her into a true agent for change. Samantha Kris is an international success coach, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of the Bossing Up movement, a community that empowers each other to harness their hunger for more and create opportunities for themselves and others. Samantha is passionate about helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. She uses her personal experiences, rich marketing background, and business acumen to elevate the success of individuals and businesses alike. Her proprietary method of goal setting earned her five promotions in five years, enabled her to double her income in that time, and propelled her into the life of an entrepreneur. Her approach and ability to help people and projects realize their full potential has shaped her into a true agent for change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Develop A Plan, Make the Impossible Possible
Amara Leggett - TEDxNewAlbany

Amara Leggett is an accomplished 16-year-old who has already graduated from both New Albany High School and Columbus State Community College. Her talk centers around how to form a plan that allows you to do what at first seemed unthinkable, which for her meant graduating from high school and college simultaneously. Amara is an accomplished 16 years old - she has already graduated from both New Albany High School and Columbus State Community College. She will discuss how to form a plan that allows you to do what at first seemed unthinkable, which for her meant graduating from high school and college simultaneously. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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The Art of Goal Setting
Keianna Cavé - TEDxUofM

Keiana Cavé talked about her ideology of not setting SMART goals. She advocates dreaming big so as to not limit yourself. In order to change the world, sometimes you have to be unrealistic. Cavé is only a sophomore at the University of Michigan, and she is already listed as a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 and has made advances in the field of chemistry. Keiana is a researcher, entrepreneur, and a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. At the age of 15, Keiana began researching the BP oil spill and ultimately invented a carcinogen-fighting molecule and created her own startup, which is currently being supported by both the University and Chevron. She is also a brand representative in various fashion and modeling companies and she hopes to use her influence in both science and fashion to blend the two together to promote female empowerment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Time Management | Work-Life Balance
December 2021 Session

How to Gain Control of Your Free Time
Laura Vanderkam | TEDWomen 2016

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."

This talk was presented at an official TED conference and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Three Rules for Better Work-Life Balance
Ashley Whillans | The Way We Work

Have you answered a work email during an important family event? Or taken a call from your boss while on vacation? According to behavioral scientist and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans, "always-on" work culture is not only ruining our personal well-being -- but our work, as well. She shares which bad habits are stopping us from getting what we need out of our free time and three practical steps for setting boundaries that stick.

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Please download the worksheet and bring it to the Zoom meeting. 

 


Not Just About Getting a Job, But Keeping It (Part 1)
Interpersonal Skills
January 2022 Session

The Gift & Power of Emotional Courage
Susan David | TEDWomen 2017

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

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Dealing with Difficult People

How to Deal with Difficult People: 10 Expert Techniques, by Mat Apodaca. 
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Conflict Resolution

Five Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies, by Indeed Editorial Team. 
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Not Just About Getting a Job, But Keeping It (Part 2)
Interpersonal Skills
February 2022 Session

Becoming As Ethical As We Think We Are
Morgan Hamel | TEDxYYC

We’re not as ethical as we think we are. And, if we realize it, we have a better chance of being better. Fashion Ethicist Morgan Hamel shares her own personal struggle with the ethics of egg donation, as well as dilemmas in her fashion business and an unusual interaction with Andy Fastow from Enron to show that understanding the role of self-interest is key to becoming the individuals and companies we already think we are. Morgan Hamel started The Garment to connect women and responsible brands. Her company brings together women who are interested in owning fewer, better pieces and the companies who make them. Her work is about more than just clothing—it’s about community. After studying ethics in school, and working in the ethics office of a large corporation, she learned just how much grey area there can be. She created a business model based on her experience that is changing the face of fashion. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Considering Confidentiality In Your Job
Global Ethics Solutions 

Confidentiality in the Workplace All companies have information that must be kept within the company and handled with a high degree of confidentiality. These two types of information are confidential information and proprietary information. In this course, you’ll learn how to handle your company’s information with care and how your character plays a part in doing so.

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10 Best Ways to BUILD A Great Reputation
Alux.com

It is so simple to build a great reputation. 

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What Is Ethics?
The Ethics Centre

Ethics asks how we should live, what choices we should make and what makes our lives worth living. It helps us define the conditions of a good choice and then figure out which of all the options available to us is the best one. Ethics is the process of questioning, discovering and defending our values, principles and purpose. It’s about finding out who we are and staying true to that in the face of temptations, challenges and uncertainty. It’s not always fun and it’s hardly ever easy, but if we commit to it, we set ourselves up to make decisions we can stand by, building a life that’s truly our own and a future we want to be a part of.

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