Mentors provide invaluable guidance and support during the ILD program year.
Each participant is paired with a primary development mentor; a “seasoned” development professional who has demonstrated excellence and success in the development field.
The participant works with their mentor to develop a work plan that identifies areas for learning, related activities, and a capstone experience to test and practice new skills.
Participants and mentors meet at least once following each class session to discuss lessons in the context of individual plans and workplaces.
ILD participants also have access to the full mentor pool so as to gain the broadest possible range of development skills.
“It is very gratifying to pay forward the good mentoring I received, and I, too, learn alongside [my mentee] as she takes on interesting challenges.” -- ILD Mentor, 2013