NEW! USNC Professional Mentoring Program
In 2021 the USNC launched the Professional Mentoring Pilot Program. This new program provides emerging standards and conformity assessment professionals an opportunity to enter into a one-on-one relationship with a more experienced member of the USNC community for the purpose of retention, development and overall success.
Whereas training is typically a significant volume of information passed from one to many, mentoring is a partnership in which two individuals set their own agenda, and the mentor provides guidance to the protégé in order to assist in achieving the latter’s goals. A mentoring program would foster the growth of emerging standards and conformity assessment professionals and enable them to be successful in their endeavors, whether their goals are to take on leadership roles in US or International programs or to be successful contributing experts or delegates. The mentoring program can be seen as a way to retain new standards and conformity assessment professionals and as a means of filling the pipeline for future leaders in the USNC.
The pilot program will conclude in Spring 2021. The USNC will open applications for a new cohort beginning Fall 2021.
Our pilot program spans a six-month period. Program participants are asked to hold monthly calls with their mentor or protégé, however time spent shall not exceed five hours per month. There will be two formal check-in with program administrators, one around the mid-point and one as the pilot wraps-up.
Time commitments for the Professional Mentoring Program beginning in Fall 2021 will be similar, however the program will run the full academic year, rather than the shortened six-month period.
Application & Questions
Interested in participating? Please complete the USNC Professional Mentoring Program application or email Megan Pahl at email@example.com
with any questions.