Mentorship Program Overview
BCCIE’s Pilot Mentorship Program began in 2013. Our first group of Mentors and Mentees graduated at our Summer Conference in Vancouver, BC in June, 2014. Paired by common interests and goals, our mentors guided their mentees into new phases of their careers, helped their mentees meet key contacts in the International Education sector and provided support and guidance in various other capacities. The BCCIE Mentorship Program is a 10 month program that runs from September through June.
For information on the application deadline and the application process please see the Apply to be a Mentor or Mentee section below.
Why the BCCIE International Education Mentorship Program?
The goal of the BCCIE International Education Mentorship Program is to enhance the BC tradition of the exchange of best practices between generations and cultures of International Education professionals. The BCCIE International Education Mentorship Program is unique in that it offers mentoring across the International Education sector (including K-12, Post-Secondary and Language) as opposed to within an organization or between professor and student.
To learn more about the program, please view our video below:
“The BCCIE Mentorship program was instrumental to my personal and professional development in the International Education sector. As a new professional, having an experienced leader who was networked in the field was incredibly valuable to my practice. Having a mentor was also a great opportunity for me to exercise my own leadership skills. Thank you BCCIE for the opportunity.”
–2014/15 Mentee Participant, Chelsey Laird
You can participate in the BCCIE Mentorship Program in two different ways:
The formal program gives mentors and mentees a structure for their collaboration. The formal program has a few more requirements for participants to fulfill than the self-directed program.
A complement to the formal program, the self-directed program allows mentors and mentees a more flexible schedule and is ideal for those residing in different cities.