Presentation on theme: "Felix Alvarez, MPA, CPPO. What is a Mentor/Protégé Why the need and benefits of participating? Possible Activities Open Discussion Next Steps Questions."— Presentation transcript:
Felix Alvarez, MPA, CPPO
What is a Mentor/Protégé Why the need and benefits of participating? Possible Activities Open Discussion Next Steps Questions
Mentoring is the process by which those with more experience provide advice, support, and knowledge to those with less experience. Mentors possess the wisdom that only experience can provide, and share it with Protégés who are truly interested in expanding their depth of knowledge in Public Procurement
Develop Future Public Procurement Professionals and Leaders Mentors are able to share their invaluable knowledge Address Aging Workforce Adds Value to Public Procurement Profession Foster Professional Relationships Enhance Protégé knowledge/core capabilities in Public Procurement
Discuss career goals, paths, challenges and possibilities Discuss current public procurement issues/changes to law Be a sounding board Attend a business/board meeting with mentor Practice interviewing/presentation skills Assist with certification process and prep for testing
What are your thoughts on creating such a program? What are time commitments you feel are feasible?
Create a team of 3-4 volunteers to help define mentorship program objectives, time and commitment requirements and recruitment Host a networking/social event to introduce all participants Match mentors/mentees Receive bi annual feedback from participants for lessons learned Exoand to mentoring students in college seeking public service jobs