The SCSI is committed to increasing diversity in the surveying profession. As part of our Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy we have launched a mentoring and leadership development programme to support women in surveying.
About the Mentorship & Leadership Development Programme
The programme runs from April to December and provides mentees with mentorship as well as leadership training. Mentees will have access to a 6 module leadership development programme which will be delivered online from April to November with a closing event in December.
What is the role of a mentor?
Mentors are experienced surveyors, male and female, that are willing to act as mentors to female surveying mentees, using experience and accomplishments from their own careers to support, challenge and guide their mentees.
Mentors have excellent listening skills and the ability to provide non-judgemental, honest and constructive feedback and advice. The SCSI will provide training for all mentors to grow in this skillset.
What is the role of a mentee?
A mentee should take advantage of the mentorship relationship to share their experiences, ask career questions and gain from the insight of their more experienced mentor.
Like many things in life, when it comes to mentorship, you reap what you sow. If you put in the effort, ask the questions, take on board useful advice, you can benefit greatly from it.