Mentors available for young professionals

Thursday, August 24, 2017

FEDC is still accepting mentee applications for our new YPC Mentoring Program. Are you interested in being matched with a more-seasoned professional for feedback and guidance?

 

Here's a look at the Fairbanksans available to mentor young professionals:

 

Aviation/Airport Administration
Jeff Roach, Airport Manager.  Areas of mentoring interest: networking/interpersonal communication/relationship building; executive presence (communication skills, technical competencies, perspective and temperament that instill confidence in a leader); strategic planning.

Jeff says, "I believe in supporting my community and preparing future leaders for the challenges they will face. I am also a lifelong learner and expect to get as much out of this experience as I put in."


Education

Courtney Orr, Assistant Principal. Areas of mentoring interest: networking/interpersonal communication/relationship building; executive presence (communication skills, technical competencies, perspective and temperament that instill confidence in a leader); conflict resolution.
Courtney says, "I have been looking for more ways to get involved and give back to the community, and this seems like a great way. Although my skills could likely transfer to other professions, I specifically feel there is a lack of support for our educators. This could be just one more way to support teachers and decrease the turnover rates within our profession!"


Engineering

Jackson Fox, City Engineer. Areas of mentoring interest: Executive presence (communication skills, technical competencies, perspective and temperament that instill confidence in a leader); Public Speaking; Transitioning into Management


Legal

Chad Hutchison, Attorney. Areas of mentoring interest: networking/interpersonal communication/relationship building; human resources/staff development; executive presence (communication skills, technical competencies, perspective and temperament that instill confidence in a leader); financial planning/budgeting; public speaking; fundraising; prospect/customer research/business development; board recruitment and development; strategic planning; entrepreneurship/innovation; transitioning into management; conflict resolution; customer service.
Chad says, "I've lived through every category as mentioned above. I've learned a lot, which may be helpful to someone."

 

Nursing/Healthcare

Jan Rud, Assistant Professor.  Areas of mentoring interest: networking/interpersonal communication/relationship building; executive presence (communication skills, technical competencies, perspective and temperament that instill confidence in a leader); strategic planning.

Jan says, "I am interested in becoming a mentor with the Young Professionals Mentoring Program because I have been mentored by several people over the course of my career and know the value of this type of relationship. 

I am a registered nurse and have worked in different states in various capacities including being a director of nursing in a long term care center in Texas. I am currently an assistant professor with the School of Nursing and am working on my Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Executive Leadership."

 


Sign up as a mentee on YPC’s website! Young Professional Council members will invest $50; non-members will invest $100. Scholarships are available.