Mentorship Program Details

About the Program

The APICS Twin Cities Chapter Mentorship program connects professionals at all career levels and provides both mentors and mentees opportunities to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations. It enables established professionals to serve as mentors as a way of giving back to the industry and paying forward the support and guidance they received during the development of their careers. The program aims to connect members of APICS Twin Cities Chatper for the purposes of professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement.

Mentorship can help supply chain students and  professionals identify potential career paths by expanding their knowledge of career options within the industry and providing learning experiences outside of their workplaces. It can help shape the future leaders of supply chain through expansion of their professional competencies, and, therefore, cultivate a diverse and high-quality pool of candidates in the workforce in the process. Mentorship is a critical component to attracting a more diverse workforce by providing opportunities for professionals new to the industry to learn about the culture of supply chains, make new contacts, and feel welcome in our community.

How It Works

APICS Twin Cities offers a “Casual Mentor” program.  Chapter members are invited to signup to be mentors, listing their career biography and related information.  Open to all, anyone can sign up to be a mentee.  

What does this mean?  Well, you can simply contact the mentor that matches your needs at the moment.  Send an email, make a phone call, send a text, or make a LinkedIn request.   Mentors are expected to communicate their “connections” to APICS Twin Cities, to keep track of the program's success and occasionally check on individuals in the program.

Commitment:  We have called this “Casual Mentorship” because it may be a one-time contact.  It may be a lifelong friendship.  And everything in between.  You might just have that initial phone call, you might meet for coffee, you might connect at a PDM.  Totally up to you and your mentor. If it doesn’t work out, everyone remains friends.

All participants agree to abide by the Mentorship Code of Conduct.

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