EDA’s Mentorship Program provides members with a powerful tool to support professional growth. Their matchmaking process took the guesswork out of finding a suitable mentor to assist me in taking on new career challenges. Through the guidance, knowledge and support of my mentor, I was able to more effectively transition into a new role.
- Jacqueline Buchanan, Regional Economic Development Specialist - Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
The EDA Mentorship Program is exclusive to EDA members and designed to build professional relationships among economic developers who are looking for guidance or who are seasoned professionals that have knowledge to share.
Our Mentorship Program offers a match making process where both parties would benefit through learning and development.
The mentor-mentee relationship can help someone through a challenging project, advise on a career move, or be a sounding board for new ideas.
In our program, the mentor and mentee decide the scope of the relationship and ways to confidentially.
Mentors and Mentees partnering are done based on best fit and as the result of the questionnaires filled out by mentors and mentees (need, abilities, and location).