Venez rencontrer en une matinée, dans une ambiance optimale, une centaine de professionnels français et belges, de tous secteurs d'activité de la région Grand Est, de la Province de Luxembourg belge et de la Province de Namur.
Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time.
This maximises the opportunity to find a suitable mentor. co-hosted an American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) salon on mentorship at the National American Institute of Architects Convention (Los Angeles, CA), the idea of Speed Mentoring was born.
Speed mentoring events can be traced back to the architectural profession. Kim, through her work as the Intern Development Program (IDP) Washington State Coordinator advocated for interns to find a mentor outside their firm. At the 2007 National AIA Convention (San Antonio, TX), Kim and Waldrep co-presented a session entitled Speed Mentoring: Developing You, an Emerging Professional and over 100 attendees participated - representing the spectrum of interns to senior leadership.
At the event, numbered stations are set up where participants meet with their assigned partners according to their list for a set period of time.
A typical station-based speed networking event may yield 7 to 10 contacts during an hour-long event.
However, she found that many young interns, especially those new to Seattle, had a difficult time identifying potential mentors. After a brief overview of mentorship and the available resources, this interactive session required attendees to participate in a live demonstration of the program.
A bell was rung at which time the two facing individuals traded business cards, introduced themselves and shared what they were looking for in a mentoring relationship.Although the techniques for speed dating and speed networking can be similar – participants paired or grouped together for the purpose of introduction – the practices differ in their end goals.Speed daters are trying to narrow down their choices by eliminating the unsuitable; conversely, speed networkers are trying to broaden their connections by increasing their exposure.They often exchange business cards and possibly additional information for a follow-up meeting.
After a set time period of a few minutes, the host stops the first round of meetings.
Each participant at the table takes a few minutes – the length of these introductions can also be set – to introduce him or herself.