Professional associations know the key to sustaining and boosting membership is providing real value to members. A career mentoring program enables a professional association to effectively deliver on its mission: to connect industry professionals (or students) and facilitate the exchange of industry knowledge and career (or academic) advice. It also increases the value of membership, which draws in new, younger members and acts as a valuable hook to increase retention.
With career mentoring, you can:
Mentoring can help businesses and associations remain relevant to younger people by giving them a personalized way to develop their professional and career-related skills.
In many professional associations, wearing multiple hats is simply part of the job, and running a mentoring program on top of everything else may seem out of reach. Luckily Chronus offers an admin-light model with automated workflows, self-matching and automated campaigns, minimizing the time necessary to run the program.
SPE’s program can connect mentees electronically with a mentor who has years of experience and insights to share anywhere around the world.
Gaining leadership approval is crucial: their support will ensure resources for the program, prioritize the initiative, and clear your program for launch.
Since joining professional associations comes with a cost, associations are feeling pressure to provide experiences that outweigh membership dues.