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Central Florida Chapter WISE Members Host Speed Mentoring Event

Mar 01, 2019

Our Central Florida Chapter Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) members partnered with Central Florida Society of Women Engineers to create a speed mentoring professional development opportunity. The event featured nine mentors who each spent 10 minutes sharing their knowledge, skills and experience on a variety of soft-skill topics such as negotiation, nonverbal communication, conflict management or resolution, team building and listening versus talking.

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Mentors included:

“Most mentoring relationships involve an experienced professional working with someone new to the workforce. However, mentoring is invaluable at any career phase, including for those changing careers, working towards certification, returning to the workforce, or looking to expand technical knowledge and experience,” says Heather Earl, WISE Content Coordinator and a member of our Central Florida Chapter. “In the case of this speed mentoring event, mentors included experienced industry leaders and influencers both within the OSH profession as well as community and business leaders with no safety responsibilities who shared their expertise specifically around soft skills as opposed to traditional technical OSH knowledge. The quality mentors and speed format were so well received by our members that they are already asking if this will be an annual event.”

The meeting concluded with a text/word cloud reaction exercise and a call to action for participants to implement one or two items talked about at the event in their own workplaces.

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