Mentoring Note - Thank You!
Dear AWMI Chapter Presidents and Mentoring Committee,
THANK YOU! Thanks to each of your for your contributions to AWMI in 2016. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated and made our organization a success during the past 12 months.
As we look forward to another great year in 2017, I want to share two things from the Mentoring Roundtable at conference last month.
Deana Lecy, Chicago Chapter, told our group about one of their best meetings this year – Lead Like A Girl. Click here for the highlights of the presentation by LeAnn McCrum of Development Dimensions International (DDI). You may want to consider offering this program locally for the benefit of your own chapter. The presentation confirms the benefits of mentoring and networking, and the power of supporting each other. Is there someone in your own chapter or work environment who could use some encouragement and positive reinforcement? If so, please don’t hold back – pay it forward and share some of your power with her!
Additionally compliments of the Chicago Chapter, a great format for feedback from your event attendees. Attached are two versions of their feedback form – the first one in a full-page format, which was subsequently re-engineered by Magdalena Rewer into the second format, a half-page two-sided card. These are word documents so can be tailored to your own chapter. Deana told us that they have had a greater response by using the new streamlined format.
I hope that you will find these two new tools useful.
As always, please forward this message to your board members. I haven’t yet updated my distribution list for 2017, and will have it ready for the January note. Remember that the Mentoring Committee is here for you. Our goal is to help our chapters and our members succeed and grow, both as AWMI members and as individuals. Looking for some good tips? Check out the Mentoring Corner on the website. Need a new idea for a meeting topic or speaker? Check out the Calendar of Events on the website. Have an idea you want to share with the group? Go for it – share it here!
Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Administrative Assistant/Claims Coordinator
Ryerson/1061, Livermore CA
AWMI International Mentoring Chair