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TAPPI NEWS

Building Mutually Beneficial
Relationships
In August of 2016, TAPPI launched an
online platform allowing members, non-members, volunteers, and consultants to collaborate,
share knowledge and expand their personal
and professional networks. Since its launch,
TAPPI Connect has been a valuable resource
for divisions and committees in building technical programs for conferences, developing
Standards and Technical Information Papers,
sharing meeting minutes and presentations,
and revising and updating publications.
Mentor Match was created through TAPPI
Connect a short time later. The program
unites professionals with 5+ years of experience (mentors) and young professionals and
students (protégés) to share resources and
experiences while working together to achieve
professional and personal goals.
"Most companies do not offer a formal
mentoring program and TAPPI fills the void
in that respect," says Jessica Carette, TAPPI
Connect mentor and innovation manager

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R&D at Cascades Inc. "Experienced industry professionals have a duty to pass on their
'savoir faire' and the Mentor Match program
is a great place for newer professionals to build
a network and benefit from this knowledgesharing platform."
While the benefits of being mentored are
well documented, it is important to remember that mentors themselves stand to gain.
"I encourage anyone to join Mentor Match

New TAPPI Division: Women
in Industry
TAPPI recently launched the new Women
in Industry Division to reflect the important and growing contributions of women
professionals to TAPPI and the industry.
Representing approximately 15 percent of TAPPI's membership, the new division
includes more than 175 dynamic professionals who have driven its growth.
"Having operated as a committee under the PIMA banner since 2015, we are thrilled
to increase our TAPPI footprint to the division level where we will continue to expand
awareness about issues particular to women," said Division Chair Pam Cowan. "It is
our express goal to work toward strengthening our industry through encouraging
the participation of women at all levels with the active involvement of both women
and men in that dialog. Stay tuned... there's a lot to come!"
Major goals for the Women in Industry Division include: developing strategies,
tools and resources to help women advance in their careers; creating networking
and educational opportunities across all divisions and groups; and identifying and
celebrating successful women leaders in the community.
More information is available at www.tappi.org/womenindustry.

because it is beneficial to both parties. Any
opportunity to widen your network and meet
people with different experiences in a common
industry should be welcomed with open arms.
My advice for anyone thinking about joining Mentor Match is to seize the opportunity
immediately," says Carette.
Mentor Match is open to any current TAPPI
member. To participate in the program, mentors and protégés must apply by completing detailed profiles in the TAPPI Connect
platform and are then matched-up to work
together according to their needs, interests,
and talents. During the application process,
protégés can view the mentors available and
reach out via email (outside the system) to find
out if there is a mutual interest.
Defined enrollment periods help ensure
timely and beneficial matches. The upcoming
enrollment window is April 3-26 for mentors,
while protégés can sign up April 23-May 10.
TAPPI provides staff support, including an
initial conference call between new mentors
and protégés to assist them in getting started.
The mentoring takes place over the course of
six months and can be extended to meet each
team's needs. Although there is no official
limitation, TAPPI recommends mentors have
no more than three protégés at a time to avoid
work overload.
For more information on TAPPI Connect
and the Mentor Match Program, contact us
at connect@tappi.org.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
On the Journey to Injury-Free
2018 Outlook
Welcome to Scappoose
A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
TAPPI Journal Summaries
A New Resource for R&M Professionals
Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Advertisers’ Index
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Intro
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover1
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover2
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 3
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 4
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 5
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 9
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - On the Journey to Injury-Free
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 12
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 13
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 2018 Outlook
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 17
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 29
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 31
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 32
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert4
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - ASPI News
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Advertisers’ Index
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