The ICA welcomes applications from mid-career and senior records and archives professionals from around the world to serve as Mentors for the New Professionals Programme.
Both mid-career and more experienced professionals are encouraged to participate. A Mentor does not need to be a senior professional; mid-career professionals are strongly encouraged to consider becoming Mentors, as they can offer valuable insights for Active New Professionals particularly around issues of career progression, continuing education, and professional development.
The Mentor commits about 4-8 hours a month to liaise with and support an Active NP over the year they are in the NPP. The goal is to offer support and advice on professional and career-oriented issues, to enhance the new professional’s experience with and understanding of the records and archives profession and various career and professional development opportunities. Mentors may also review draft articles or reports written by the Active NP for publication on the ICA’s website, in FLASH, or in another appropriate ICA publication.
Mentors must be either individual members of the ICA (Category D) or people who work for Category A or Category C members of the ICA. Because Category B membership is specifically for designated representatives of regional, national, or international associations, which could have hundreds of their own members, it is not logistically possible for the ICA to include professionals who belong to Category B member organizations.
Want to know more?
Full details about the Mentorship Programme and the application process can be found at https://www.ica.org/en/about-the-mentorship-programme
The call for applications will close on October 23rd, 2021.