HBA Midwest Region presents

2018 HBA Midwest Regional Group Mentoring Program

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Heather Fenton Liebhart





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If you’re an industry leader — or want to become one — here’s your chance to learn, grow and forge meaningful relationships with others. This mentoring program harnesses the power of the group to help mentees set and achieve professional/career goals and forge new connections. Mentoring takes place in small groups, and each group functions independently, setting its own meeting dates, times and locations.

• Mentors and mentees complete the mentoring program application; the mentoring program committee uses the
   information provided in the match process to create mentoring groups.
• To the degree possible, each mentoring group is made up of two mentors and approximately four mentees.
• Mentoring group members share a common area of interest/focus, developmental area or type of goal.
• Mentors and mentees are notified about their assigned group and are encouraged to introduce/connect with each other
   prior to the program kickoff.
• Key program information (definition of mentoring, mentor/mentee roles and responsibilities, goal-setting forms/other
   available tools and resources) will be shared with mentors and mentees prior to/during the kickoff.
• Mentees set a goal at the beginning of the program; mentors (as well as other members of the mentoring group) help
   mentees make progress toward achieving their goals.
• All mentors and mentees participate in the kickoff event; each mentoring group determines its own rules/expectations
   and establishes its own meeting format and schedule.
• Mentoring groups work together over the course of approximately six months, meeting at least once per month to help
   mentees make progress toward their goals.
• Expectation is that mentoring groups meet face-to-face.
• Depending on interest, one or more virtual mentoring groups may be offered as a pilot.
• At the end of the program, mentees assess the progress they made toward their goals, and consider how to continue to
   leverage/apply what they’ve learned.

Program activities
• Mentor training: 31 July 2018 - will be held as a virtual event (eg, GoToMeeting)
• Mentee orientation: 2 August 2018 - will be held as a virtual event (eg, GoToMeeting)
• Program kickoff: Week of 6 August 2018 (Date, time and venue for each location to be announced)
• Circles meet on their own, from August to February
• Mid-program check-in event: TBA
• Closing celebration: Week of 11 March 2019 (Date, time and venue to be announced)

2018 mentoring locations
This regional program features in-person meetings of mentoring groups, with potential locations listed below. Note: Not all of the locations listed may end up being offered; it depends on demand (ie, are there enough applicants — mentors and mentees — in a location to field one or more mentoring circles). In the application survey, you will be asked to select a preferred location(s) for in-person mentoring group meetings. Finally, depending on interest, one or more virtual mentoring circles may be piloted.

• Columbus, OH (metro)
• Cincinnati, OH (metro)
• Indianapolis, IN (northside)
• Indianapolis, IN (southside)
• Indianapolis, IN (downtown/central)
• Kansas City, MO (metro)
• St. Louis, MO (metro)
• Chicago, IL (northern suburbs)
• Chicago, IL (downtown/central)

Mentee or mentor?
• Mentees are emerging leaders. They have a strong sense of their development needs and can identify one or more areas in which they need mentoring support. Mentees must have the time to prepare for their group’s meetings, fully participate and help plan these sessions, and then “do the work” — that is, be willing to stretch, take risks and use resources to tackle their mentoring goal.

• Mentors are seasoned executives with significant experience in the healthcare industry or related services. They have a keen sense of their own strengths coupled with the ability and commitment needed to guide their mentees. Mentors are willing to share of themselves — relaying stories and anecdotes from their careers, recounting successes and failures, offering ideas and approaches and identifying tools and connections. Most mentors have experience in a director-level or higher position and/or have developed both individuals and teams.

Mentee program fee

Mentor program fee

There is no charge for mentors, who volunteer their time and expertise to the program and their mentees.

How to apply - Two steps
1. All mentees and mentors must register by clicking on the button below. Mentees pay the mentee program fee now.
2. All mentees and mentors must complete the online application survey by the registration close date; this survey is
    automatically sent via email as soon as this registration is completed.

• Applicants must register and complete their respective application survey by the registration deadline to be considered
   for the program.
• If a mentee cannot be accommodated in the program, the mentee program fee will be refunded in full.

HBA membership requirements
This is an HBA members-only program, and both mentees and mentors must be/become HBA members to participate. Mentees and mentors who are accepted into the program, elect to participate and who are not already members must join the HBA prior to attending the program kickoff. Please note:
   • Mentees: HBA annual membership dues are separate and distinct from the mentee program fee and represent
      an additional charge.
   • HBA annual membership dues are not refundable. Make sure you have been accepted into the program and have
      decided to participate before joining.

Consult your manager or HR department to see if reimbursement will be provided. Find out more about the value of HBA membership and the annual nonrefundable membership dues here.

Registration/application deadline
Register and complete the online application by 3 July 2018.

Is the mentee program fee refundable? Yes, under these conditions:
  1. If a mentee cannot be accommodated within the program, the mentee program fee will be refunded in full.
  2. If a mentee decides to withdraw from the program after registering, she/he must notify the mentoring
   program committee in writing by emailing HBAMidwestRegionMentoring@gmail.com by 4 July 2018. After that, no
   refunds are available.


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Registration information

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 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

 Mentee registration

 Mentee registrationMember$225.00
 Mentee registrationMember - Euro€193.00
 Mentee registrationNon-Member$225.00
 Mentee registrationNon-Member - Euro€193.00

 Mentor registration

 Mentor registrationMember$0.00
 Mentor registrationMember - Euro€0.00
 Mentor registrationNon-Member$0.00
 Mentor registrationNon-Member - Euro€0.00

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