Mentorship Program

The goal of the MPIOC Mentorship Program is to foster the professional development and leadership capabilities of its chapter members. Chapter members with junior-level experience in the meetings and events industry are paired with mentors with senior-level experience who act as mentor and guide over the course of a one-term year (July-June).

Mentors and mentees agree to meet a minimum of four times during the year, at least once in person, and to complete an end-of-year evaluation. Each mentor and mentee pair will be given a copy of the other’s mentorship application as a way of guiding professional conversations and the exchange of ideas and resources.

2016-2017 Mentor / Mentee Pairs

Mentor                          Mentee

Arlene Sheff, CMP                 LaWanda Allouche

Julie Powers, CMP               Jennie Huynh

Lara Gallagher, CMP            Angela Tanamachi

Editha Toms, CMP                Michelle Anderson

Jean Fulco, CMP                   Tina Ho

Looking to make an impact in someone’s career development? Join the Mentorship Committee and help deserving students and new colleagues strengthen their skills and experience in the meetings industry. For more information and to sign up as a mentee, email Jhoanna Belfer, Director of Recruitment & Professional Development at profldevelopment@mpioc.com.

New to the meetings industry? Sign up for the MPIOC Mentorship program and be paired with an industry expert who will help you navigate the complex world of meeting and event planning. For more information and to sign up, email Jhoanna Belfer, Director of Recruitment & Professional Development at profldevelopment@mpioc.com.