HBA New England Region presents

2018 HBA New England Regional Mentoring Program

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Michelle Cheslek





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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
• Each mentoring group is made up of two mentors and four to five mentees
• Mentoring group members share a common area of interest/focus, developmental area or type of goal
• 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 kick-off
• 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 kick-off 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 seven to eight months, meeting at least once a month to help mentees make progress toward their goals
• Most mentoring group meetings take place in person
• Depending on interest, one or more virtual mentoring groups may also be offered
• 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
March 6, 2018 - Mentors-Only Training Breakfast (for all mentors and connectors)
March 14, 2018 - Mentoring Program Orientation/kickoff (in-person attendance required for all mentors and mentees)
March - October - Mentoring groups meet on their own, according to the schedule they set
October 23, 2018 - Year-End Closing Celebration (for all mentors and mentees)

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 have significant experience in the healthcare industry or related services. They range from seasoned executives and executive coaches to directors, HR or talent development experts, scientists or entrepreneurs who have developed both individuals and teams. Mentors have a keen sense of their own strengths coupled with the ability and commitment needed to guide their mentees. Mentors are willing to listen and to share of themselves - recounting successes and failures from their careers, offering ideas and approaches and identifying tools and connections.

Mentee course fee:
$250 until December 10, 2017
$295 after December 10, 2017

Mentor course fee

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

How to apply - Two steps
• All mentees and mentors must register below. Mentees pay the mentee course fee now.*
• All mentees and mentors must complete the online application survey by the date indicated; this survey is automatically sent via email as soon as this registration is completed.

Applicants must register and complete their application survey by the provided deadline(s) to be considered for the program. *If a mentee cannot be accommodated in the program, the mentee’s course fee will be refunded in full (see Cancellations/refunds provisions below).

HBA membership requirements
• Mentees and mentors must be HBA members
• 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 kick-off event. Please note that:
    - HBA annual membership dues are an additional charge, separate and distinct from any mentoring program course fees.
    - 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 by and complete the online application by January 21, 2018.

Cancellations/refunds Is this event refundable? Yes; if a mentee cannot be accommodated within the program, the mentee’s course fee will be refunded in full. If a mentee decides not to participate in the program and provides written notification to boston-mentoring@hbanet.org no later than February 1, 2018, the mentee course fee will be refunded in full. Following that, no refunds are available.


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Registration information

The registration button at the bottom of the page will not show if online registration has closed or if the event has reached capacity. If you are a guest and the registration button is not showing, it may be that this is a member-only event. Read more about the benefits of membership or contact us about membership.

The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.


 Registration NamePrice LevelEarly Bird (until December 10)Regular (after December 10)

RegistrationName Mentee registration

 Mentee registrationMember$250.00$295.00
 Mentee registrationNon-Member$250.00$295.00

RegistrationName Mentor registration

 Mentor registrationMember$0.00$0.00
 Mentor registrationNon-Member$0.00$0.00

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or audio-taped during the course of the meeting and hereby give permission for your image, voice, or survey comments to be used in education, training, promotion and/or trade and communications media by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in any and all media throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.