Mentorship

Mentorship Program

CREW Detroit is dedicated to assisting women in the business of commercial real estate by providing experienced mentors who can share industry knowledge and professional guidance.  The Mentorship 2.0 Program, offered through the Professional Development Committee, is elevating our original format by pairing up mentors and mentees each year and providing multiple events to assist with your partnership.
CREW Detroit is proud to offer this free benefit to its members and believes the 10-month program will help participants unlock their potential! 

Goals of CREW Detroit Mentorship 2.0:

  • Promote, educate and support the talented members of CREW who exhibit interest in expanding their professional development.
  • Provide career enhancement through increased self-awareness and improved communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Enhance leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Provide a forum to exchange ideas and to foster greater understanding/appreciation for different organizational divisions/groups.
  • Motivate and engage participants to achieve their highest potential, resulting in increased job performance and satisfaction.


Why Mentor?
We are very fortunate to have one of the largest and most diverse networks among Commercial Real Estate Professionals, and we believe we should realize its full potential.  As a mentor, you have an opportunity to serve and give back to your industry. We all have unique skills and experiences, many of which are immeasurable value to our members.  You’re also able to increase your communication and listening skills, while further developing yourself as a leader.

Expectations of Mentors:

  • Provide ideas for resources and learning opportunities.
  • Act as a sounding board – listen and ask probing questions.
  • Provide feedback regarding career (as desired and as appropriate).
  • Encourage candor and maintain confidentiality.
  • Share expertise and experience.
  • Provide support and flexibility during the process.
  • Share responsibility to ensure the program meets expectations and that a mutually open/trusting relationship is maintained.


Qualifications of Mentors:

  • Be an Active Member of Crew Detroit (3 year minimum encouraged).
  • Agree to meet at least one hour per month with your mentee (bi-monthly is suggested).


Why Mentee?
Our CREW DETROIT network is one of the most important assets in our career.  We would like to help you grow your network while developing meaningful relationships.

Expectations of Mentees:

  • Establish goals.
  • Ask and answer probing questions.
  • Initiate and coordinate discussions and meetings with your mentor.
  • Solicit guidance on specific topics or skills.
  • Seek feedback on strengths and areas for development.
  • Reflect upon new ideas and enact on helpful advice.
  • Share responsibility to ensure the program meets expectations and that a mutually open/trusting relationship is maintained.


Qualifications of Mentees:

  • Be a Current Member of Crew Detroit.
  • Agree to meet at least one hour per month with your mentee (bi-monthly is suggested).


Program Dates/Events:

  • March 11: Registration Deadline
  • March 23: Kickoff Event to meet Mentorship Partner
  • May 16: Mentorship Monday | Short informative program and breakout time with Partner (may be virtual)
  • July 18: Mentorship Monday | Networking Happy Hour Event
  • September 19:  Mentorship Monday | Short informative program and breakout time with Partner (may be virtual)
  • November 7: Wrap-Up/Networking Happy Hour Event


How do I join the program?
Fill out one of the Profile Registrations using the Links below (Mentor or Mentee) and Submit by March 11th.  The 10-month program will begin at the Kickoff event, where you will meet your mentorship partner for the year.
 

MENTEE REGISTRATION

MENTOR REGISTRATION


Program Leader:

Lisa Drouillard, PS
Seiber Keast Lehner
lisad@skl-eng.com