Eligibility Requirements

 Eligibility Requirements

Only women and men who are WINiT Contributors are eligible to participate in WINiT 1:1 Mentoring. Join Us

Mentors:

  • WINiT Contributor with a minimum of 10 years experience in a travel-related industry 

Mentees:

  • WINiT Contributor in a travel-related industry

Time Commitment for WINiT 1:1 Mentoring

  • The suggested duration for WINiT 1:1 Mentoring is a minimum of 3 months from the start of your Mentor/Mentee relationship. We recommend that you agree on a schedule that works best for both of you. The most important thing is to discuss your mutual expectations about time and communication at the start of your relationship.
  • Minimum requirement of 1-2 hours per month for Mentor/Mentee discussions
  • Monthly themed webinars with Dawn Repoli, Vice President, Program Development, GBTA’s WINiT Business Unit. These communications will provide articles and activities to facilitate the discussion between Mentor and Mentee and resources to ensure a successful partnership.

Roles & Responsibilities

For the Mentee…

  • Take initiative to drive the relationship with your Mentor and be responsible for your own growth and career development
  • Responsible for scheduling meetings, establishing agendas and outlining next steps after each discussion
  • Be receptive to feedback and suggestions and be willing to try new things
  • Challenge and self-reflect
  • Set goals and commit to an action plan with Mentor
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Mentors and Mentees who are not in the same location are encouraged to proactively utilize technology of audio and video conferencing

For the Mentor…

  • Assist Mentee in developing his / her professional career by sharing knowledge and experience of how the organization works and what has helped you in your career
  • Provide the Mentee with growth experiences, including exposure to new leaders and subject matter experts, strategic initiatives and ideas
  • Provide candid feedback and encourage candid self-reflection
  • Ask questions to help Mentee think through situations; not just give answers
  • Share personal experiences relevant to the needs of the Mentee
  • Respect confidentiality
  • Mentors and Mentees who are not in the same location are encouraged to proactively utilize technology of audio and video conferencing