June 27, 2013

Mentors, Proteges Needed

UNDER THE direction of the Office for Access and Equity (OAE), a volunteer committee with members from APAC and the Chancellor's Status Committees has announced the Fall 2013 Administrative Professional Mentoring Program, or APMP, a mentoring program for Academic Professionals and Civil Service staff at UIC. See http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/APMP/APMP_home.html for information.

THE PROGRAM allows Academic Professionals and Civil Service staff the opportunity for professional development, advancement, and leadership and skills development in their careers. It will run from the beginning of September through May 31, 2014. A kick-off event for all participants will be held in mid-September, with the date TBD at this time.

AHLAM AL-KODMANY, APAC Vice Chair, has participated in the APMP in the past and commented, “It’s a great program because it brings together professionals from different backgrounds—work, ethnic, racial, and cultural—to exchange ideas on how we can improve in professional development, skill set, conflict management, graduate/professional degree pursuit, and home/life balance. Whether mentor or mentee, we all learn from each other.”

THE APMP committee is accepting applications for mentors and protégés through Monday, July 1. There is a greater need for mentors in the program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor and/or a protégé for the first time or participating in program again, visit the APMP website and complete an application:

IF YOU have questions, contact the committee at apmp_committee@uic.edu.

CIVIL SERVICE employees must have their supervisor’s approval before joining the program.

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