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Mentorship Panel – Toronto Small Business Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Source: StartUp Here Toronto Panel: Dave Wilkin, Hugh Chow, Devon Brooks, Jeremy O’Krafka, Debbie Fung Q: How do you seek out mentorship? A: Connect through incubators, 10k coffees platform and startup events. @enterprisetoronto Has a great mentorship program. A: Do your research. Intentionally seek out someone who has knowledge beyond you personal experience. Do they […]

MENTORnetwork #GEW2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Placing a punctuation at the end of another invigorating Global Entrepreneurship Week! I’ve never felt more like a Culture of Entrepreneurship has arrived in Canada:) Here’s a summary of where we were and who we were with this week: Enterprise Toronto Mentor Appreciation Lunch with Councillor Michael Thompson MENTORready with Venture For Canada Fellows @ […]

Students Have Networking Breakthroughs at Speed Mentoring Event

Friday, November 21, 2014

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  A recent Women in Leadership Foundation study found that mentoring is important to 87% of Canadians, but only 19% have one.  On November 20th at Seneca’s Markham Campus, a group lead by the Workforce Planning Board of York Region in partnership with Seneca and facilitated by MENTORnetwork, ran an event to help bridge this gap.  48 current and aspiring […]

MENTORnetwork – our back story

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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MENTORnetwork – our back story

Why don’t more entrepreneurs and professionals access the support of mentors who want to help?  It’s not for a lack of wanting the help.   A recent Women in Leadership Foundation study found that mentoring is important to 87% of Canadians, but only 19% have one.  In 2009 when I set in search of a mentor, […]

How to build CONNECTION: A necessity to building community

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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How to build CONNECTION: A necessity to building community

In order for any mentoring relationship and community to work, its managers and members MUST know how to build a feeling of connection with one another. Connection occurs when people feel they can trust somebody and share a common story such that they are inspired to be part of each other’s lives and be a […]

Main skills of a mentorship program manager

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Main skills of a mentorship program manager

For the month of February, we’re going to be delving into the community aspect of mentorship. We’ll be featuring great mentorship success stories with mentees we’ve worked with and know. We’ll also provide some thought pieces on the community management of mentorship programs. As much as we’re committed to supporting individual mentors and mentees in building […]

How do advisory boards fit with mentorship?

Monday, February 3, 2014

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How do advisory boards fit with mentorship?

Module 4 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course identifies the distinction between mentors and advisors and goes into the specifics of the value and function of advisors and advisory boards. Here’s a brief recap of the most important questions they address in the module with their respective responses: What is an advisory board? An advisory […]

How to follow up from your mentor meeting to create great results & a meaningful relationship

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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How to follow up from your mentor meeting to create great results & a meaningful relationship

Having a good follow up procedure from each mentor meeting is important to ensure that the mentor and mentee gain value from their interactions and they develop a meaningful mentoring relationship. In Module 3 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course recommends sending a recap e-mail to your mentor after each meeting as a follow up procedure. Recapping […]

Stages of mentoring relationships

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Stages of mentoring relationships

Today we review what CYBF identifies as the three stages of a mentoring relationship. I’ve added in my mentorship experiences to showcase what they look like in real-time; note that these experiences are highlighting informal mentoring relationships. You can discover more in Module 2 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course. 1. Establishing the relationship Your role: […]

How to communicate with your mentor

Monday, January 20, 2014

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How to communicate with your mentor

Today we explore how to communicate with your mentor, which is one of the components discussed in Module 2 of CYBF’s FREE Mentorship Crash Course: What can I expect?. There are three main areas outlined to focus on: 1. Regular communication “Meet face-to-face at least once a month with your mentor to keep the momentum […]

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