Mentorship Program

About

Our 2022 virtual Mentorship Program facilitates career development for both emerging and experienced planners alike by creating a valuable opportunity to connect and grow alongside other planning professionals. The Program is designed to create a participatory learning environment and interactive networking opportunities for planners across the Central Coast. Events include presentations from experienced professionals, Q & A sessions, and breakout rooms. Additionally, mentors will collaborate with their mentees in-between monthly events. The goal of the Mentorship Program is to create opportunities to learn and grow from fellow planners while building and sustaining a professional network. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mentorship Program – Event #2

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mentorship Program – Event #3

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Program Expectations

Mentors

  • Professionals with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in any planning discipline who are excited to grow their professional network and share their knowledge and experiences with emerging planners. Each Mentor will be assigned one mentee. If additional mentors are needed, participants will be individually asked if willing to advise more than one. Minimum commitment of 3 meetings with mentees between September 2022 and December 2022.
  • APA membership is required to be a mentor

Mentees

  • Emerging professionals who are eager to grow their professional network and learn from other experienced planners.
  • Minimum commitment of 3 meetings with mentor between September 2022 and December 2022.

  • APA membership is free for qualified students, and discounted rates are available for qualified new members. Please register for the APA Central Coast prior to registering for the Mentorship Program. . Please visit the Membership page for additional information.

Questions?

Please reach out to the Mentorship Program hosts Haley Kolosieke and/or Whitney Wilkinson with any questions.

Haley Kolosieke
Santa Barbara YEP Officer
Email Haley
Whitney Wilkinson
Santa Barbara YEP Officer
Email Whitney