Mentor Exchange

Building Connections and Providing the Tools to Help You Advance

MENTOR EXCHANGE

The coveted AMA Toronto Mentor Exchange program scientifically matches Canada’s premier C-suite Mentor community with up and coming senior marketers and business professionals to empower their leadership potential. Now in entering its 13th year, it’s counting over 600 Mentee graduates and over 240 Alumni mentors. The program runs from October to June each year, with applications and matching done from July to September.

Mentorship is designed for those looking to advance their career, seeking guidance to develop a clearer career path.  Access to a mentor provides professionals with insight to help determine and articulate personal and professional goals.

Mentorship is geared toward professionals over the age of 30 & actively involved in a career in advertising, communications, marketing, market research, marketing technology or media. Looking for mentorship at an earlier stage of your career? Check out our Career Accelerator program, targeted for marketing professionals aged 24-30.

 

EXECUTIVE COACHING

New this year, we have added Executive Coaching.  The program is an intensive offering designed to focus on performance.  The target candidate for Executive Coaching already has clarity on their objectives and are one or two steps away from the most senior marketing position in their organization. They are goal-oriented and want to maximize their potential in deepening their impact as a leader and have a desire to rapidly advance their career.

*There are only 10 spots available for this program

Unsure if Executive Coaching is right for you? Learn more below!

WHO ARE YOU?

Mentee

  • Any professionals over the age of 30 & actively involved in a career in advertising, communications, marketing, market research, marketing technology or media.
  • Have 8+ years of business/managerial/entrepreneurial experience
  • Manager to VP Level business professional
  • Committed to the program: 10 to 12 hours per year (September – June)

 

 

Mentor

  • An expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her experience
  • The mentor allows the mentee to observe his or her behavior, expertise, answers provides guidance and wisdom for the stated purpose
  • A mentor is typically older, more experienced than their mentee
  • Have 8+ years of business/managerial/entrepreneurial experience
  • Manager to VP Level business professional
  • Committed to the program: 10 to 12 hours per year (September – June)

WHY AMA?

Now in its 13th season, AMA’s Mentor Exchange Program is the ‘Gold Standard” for mentorship programs in North America. AMA Scientifically matches pairings based on the data provided on Mentee’s career goals.

Hear from our Previous Mentor Exchange Participants

Mentor Exchange Mentee Benefits

  • 9 Mentorship Meetings – 1 hour each month with a dedicated Mentor
  • 1 Year American Marketing Association Global Membership
  • 1/2 Day of education provided by The Schulich Executive Education Centre
  • Exclusive events for program participants
  • Graduation Gala at the End of the Year
  • 1 free ticket to any AMA Toronto regular programming event
  • Opportunity to apply for AMA Toronto volunteer roles
  • A copy of Mentorship Matters by Dr. Alan Middleton

Mentee Professional Development Perks

  • An opportunity not just to go through this mentorship and get guidance from a leader, but also to continue and give back and develop yourself further. Graduates from mentor exchange can continue to develop as mentors themselves, and mentor the next generation that are between 24 and 30 in our Career Accelerator Program.
  • Focus on tactics and approaches to specific situations in tandem, to accelerate your progress and move towards your goals

Mentor Professional Development Perks

  • While many people think of mentorship as “giving” something, we really think about it as a leadership capability 
  • Intrinsically rewarding – become part of someone’s leadership and growth journey
  • Continue to build your professional development community by networking with other mentors in the program
  • Mentorship can go both ways! You might learn new skills from your mentee as well

Mentor Exchange in the News

Meet the Mentors for Mentor Exchange