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Young Members Congress LES Mentoring Program
Welcome to the LES Mentoring Program (LMP) website. The LMP aims to offer Mentors and Mentees a structured forum and platform which enables them to establish, build and nurture a relationship of trust to promote mentoring in LESI and professional matters.
We aim to establish a strong number of Mentors who havee taken on the responsibilty to mentor a Mentee. A Mentor will guide a Mentee in all matters which are important in LESI; how it works, how to get involved, how to progress within LESI leadership and how to best build and leverage the LESI network. Furthermore, a Mentor can elect to also offer a so called "Professional Mentoring". Professional Mentoring would involve Mentees being able to look to their Mentors for advice regarding professional matters, such as how to resolve a particular professional challenge that the Mentee is facing and/or career advice. The content of the relationship between the Mentor and Mentee is highly individual and will not be monitored by LESI. The LMP has established a guideline which sets out the general structure of the program. The guidelines can be downloaded here.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentee, please contact either of the Co-Chairs for the LESI YMC Mentoring Program. They will help you be contacted with the chosen mentoring partner or help you find the most suitable one.
Potential Mentees may find the list of available Mentors on this page. Upon contacting LESI YMC, we will let you know if the chosen Mentor is accepting further mentees. The LMP believes that a maximum number of three Mentees per Mentor is the most efficient way to achieve mentoring on a high professional level. A Mentee can ask several Mentors to be their respective Mentor but can only have one active Mentor at any given time.
The LMP is not-for-profit. Mentoring is offered as a courtesy, free of charge and without any compensation for the Mentor, neither from the Mentee nor from LESI. Young Member Congress (YMC) is currently in charge of the LMP and is looking for qualified and interested Mentors who want to broaden their personal experience to include mentoring and who want to help LESI to provide an active and attractive mentoring programm to younger LES members. We are looking forward to receiving your registrations.
We encourage experienced members of LES International to send us their interest in becoming Mentors. The current Mentors of the Mentoring Program are dedicated to providing guidance to Young Members in the organization. They highlight "the possibility of communicating the value of LES for those trying to build a career in the licensing" and "seeing a young person develop in their career" as the key benefits they gain from participation in the program.