The Women in BIM Mentor Scheme follows the core values of our organisation.
As a group, WIB strives to elevate the image of women in the AEC industry. One of the ways to achieve this is through creating opportunities for more WIB to connect and support each other. The WIB Mentor Scheme has been designed to offer support and guidance for our Members to learn and grow both professionally and personally for a period of six to nine months.
Mentoring is more than simply giving advice or passing on what your experience was in a particular area or situation. It is about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals and helping them to find ways of resolving or reaching them.
Mentoring in the context of our Mentor Scheme is an exchange of knowledge and experience in the realm of professional development within BIM in order to facilitate growth and redirection in the career of the mentee.
We will match mentors with mentees, using the information provided in the application forms. We will aim to connect experienced professionals with mentees who have aspirations or backgrounds relevant to the mentors’ experience.
Applications for this scheme are now closed.
Application process: December – January
The Mentor Scheme is open to all WIB Members and Supporters. We welcome anyone with a professional background in BIM to join the programme as a Mentor, and we invite all women and people of minority genders with the desire to develop further in BIM, to join as Mentees. Simply complete the forms on our website to submit your application.
Selection and matching: February – April
Once applications have been received, we carry out interviews with all applicants for both Mentors and Mentees, to ensure we understand their experience and motivations. Our team will establish the most appropriate Mentor and Mentee matches and issue mentoring contracts. The Mentoring Scheme is designed to run for the length of six sessions, which we expect to last between six to nine months.
Mentoring: May – December
Once matched, our couples will coordinate and conduct mentoring sessions within the guidelines set out in the WIB Mentoring Scheme Handbook. Mentors will be responsible for leading and facilitating the relationship and the Mentees are required to be self-motivated and proactive in their participation and actions set from the sessions. Anything discussed within the mentoring sessions will be within the strictest of confidence and will not be shared beyond the session.
Download the Women in BIM Mentor Handbook.
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