Dear Professional Mentorship Leadership Program Applicant,

 

Congratulations on your decision to apply to the Women of Color Empowerment Institute Inc.'s (WOCEI) Professional Mentorship Leadership Program!

We are accepting applications for entry into the leadership program from professionals who are under the age of 40, and have leadership aspirations in any sector, including; academia, business, community service, law, healthcare, technology, civic and government. Up to ten (10) individuals will be selected to join the program. If selected, the cost of the program is $200 to cover a portion of your meals and materials. Payment must be received in full by Monday, January 3, 2022. 

 

ELGIBILITY

 

APPLICANTS MUST:

 

  • Show interest in holding a current leadership position in a professional and/or civic organization.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving the community through active volunteerism, and/or service.

  • Have an interest in furthering your knowledge about the WOCEI.

  • Commit to participation in the entire WOCEI leadership mentoring programing including: Retreat, Dinner Meetings, Community Service Project, Mentor Meetings in person and via video communication, and the annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference.

  • Attending all scheduled programming referenced in this material is mandatory.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Complete the application and submit no later than Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. For questions email wocempowerment@gmail.com with subject "Mentorship Program Question". 

 

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

 

All applications will be reviewed by the WOCEI Directors and Mentor Committee members.

 

All applicants will be notified of their application status by Friday, December 3, 2021.  All applicants must be available to attend a 4:30 meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2021 (this meeting may be held via Zoom).

 

WOCEI is committed to cultural, geographical, racial, ethnic, professional and economic diversity and considered all applicants who have demonstrated leadership skills and talents.

 

MENTOR AND MENTEE COMMITMENTS:

 

  • Mentors and Mentees must commit to connecting in-person, by phone, or via video communication twice per month. Connecting more frequently on an informal basis is desired.

  • Program dinners and attending events with mentors are counted as a monthly contact.

  • Mentors and the selected Mentee will determine topics that they will cover, or what areas of professional development they will work on together based on the interest and goals of each participant. Some areas may include: enhancing communication skills, job/internship search strategies, community engagement, and networking.

  • Mentees shall commit to volunteering monthly at the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc.

 

 

Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc. Professional Mentorship Leadership Program

2021 – 2022 Calendar of Events

 

APPLICATION PERIOD

Friday, October 22, 2021 – Friday, November 19, 2021

Interview dates will be announced following the application closing date.

 

LEADERS CONNECT GATHERING

Friday, November 19, 2021 

6:00 PM - 8:00

If an application is submitted by this date, email wocempowerment@gmail.com

for event address. 

ORIENTATION AND HOLIDAY GATHERING

Friday, December 10, 2021

Orientation 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: TBA

Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc. Holiday Reception

 

 

WOCEI PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECT (1)

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc. Center

2219 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

WOCEI Service Project (2)

The Institute Connects Day

Saturday May, 2022

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Mentees plan this project, and are required to collaborate with community organizations

 

WOCEI DINNER & OUTING

Location TBD

Saturday, February, 19, 2022

Time TBD

 

“REAL TALK” DINNER WITH MENTORS

Location TBD

Thursday, March 17, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

COMMUNITY FORUM

Location TBD

Thursday, April 14, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

HEAR FROM A “SUPERSTAR” MENTOR DINNER

Location TBD

Thursday, May 12, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

FOCUS ON THE INSTITUTE GATHERING

11th Annual WOCEC Host Hotel

Thursday, June 16, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

WOCEI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Avenue of The Arts Executive Suites

405 NW 7th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

LEADERS CONNECT BEACH DAY

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Place / Time TBD

 

 

*NETWORKING ACTIVITIES, PROFESSIONAL DEVLOPEMENT & BUILDING OUR BRAND

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