Mentors are rewarded by sharing knowledge and skills, helping others succeed, and supporting the profession. All you need is a passion for the profession and a willingness to spend time developing a relationship with a protege. Mentoring requires a willingness to share, listen, and provide advice in a flexible relationship shaped by the needs of the mentee. Mentoring is a way for every professional to improve the field, one person at a time. While mentoring programs are designed primarily for the benefit of mentees, mentors enjoy rewards as well, including:
- Access to the next generation of real estate talent
- Coaching and mentoring new talent to our industry
- Contribute to the success of emerging young professionals
- Gain new perspectives on emerging trends and technological advancements
- Expand professional network and contacts
Are you ready to be a mentor? Although mentoring can be a truly rewarding experience, becoming a mentor is a big decision and one that should not to be taken lightly. The benefits to you, however, are well worth your effort. If you can answer, "YES" to most of the following statements, you are a great candidate for our Mentoring Program.
I will make a personal connection based on trust and-mutual respect and listen to my mentee's needs and concerns.
I will help my mentee to define career goals and provide networking opportunities to attain those goals.
I will share my knowledge of educational and professional requirements to prepare my mentee for their career.
I will offer information, advice, references, and resources to assist my mentee's needs.
I will offer constructive criticism, but allow my mentee to learn from their mistakes.
Mentors must have the CCIM designation or be a current Institute Candidate and current CCIM Oregon/SW Washington chapter member
Attend meetings and meet commitments with Mentees
Budget time each month to meet and regularly communicate with Mentees
Create a plan with Mentees that responds to their professional and career goals, skillset development, and career guidance
Expose Mentees to the industry: site visits, deal developments, decision processes, etc.
Adhere to CCIM Guidelines for conduct and confidentiality