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the Do's I of n a mentorship, there are common misconceptions (do's and don'ts) of both the mentor and mentee. Here's what three recognized industry mentors have to say about this kind of partnership: Judy Healy, Instructor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, "Speaking from personal experience, it can be a highly rewarding partnership, regardless of which side you are on. Essentially, a mentor's role is to help their mentee be the best they can be. A mentor is a sounding board who offers insight, guidance and encouragement regarding these next steps. While the mentee greatly benefits from their mentor's support, the mentor is equally benefiting through personal pride in aiding growth and development." Sandra Moniz, CMP, Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada, Meetings + Conventions Calgary, "Mentorship is an opportunity to foster lifelong learning and gain insight from someone who has been down the road that you hope to be on; but nowadays there is a renewed opportunity for reverse mentoring. A mentor, who has traditionally been seen as someone highly respected and with many years of experience, is curious and keen to learn from those just entering the meetings industry. If both parties are open to it, there is tremendous opportunity to learn from each other." 14 * MEETING | May/juNE 2016 | LINkEdIN: MPI ToroNTo ChaPTEr Janet Jakobsen, CMP, MBA, Professor in the Hospitality & Tourism Division, niagara College, "My philosophy is that the greater reward is actually enjoyed by the giver not the receiver. I have spent my life both professionally and personally seeking and championing mentorship for very selfish reasons. When I sought out mentors it was to learn and grow from their expertise. When I was in a position to mentor, I thought I would just give back. What a wonderful joy it was to realize that I actually continued to learn and grow from those who I sought to help."

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
What’s in Your Back Pocket? Essential Tools to Elevate Your Planner Tool Kit
Beyond the Job Description – The Unwritten Attributes that Hiring Managers Look For
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentoring
Sharpen Your Skills with the MPI Academy
Destination Spotlight: Golden Horseshoe
Chapter Speaks: How Do You Recharge to Get Back on Track?
Member Spotlight: Finding Your Calling
11 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
Investing in Employees is The Best Investment for All
Online Learning: Friend or Foe?
iSpy MPI
Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016