Back for its second year, the 2024 iteration of the CTBUH Mentoring Program will run from March through September and will be available to anyone in the CTBUH member network.
Not a member? Contact [email protected] to learn more and join today.
The mission of the Global Future Leaders Committee is to share knowledge, experience, and skills with the next generation of leaders within the CTBUH network to help improve connections, cross-industry communication, and performance.
The purpose of the CTBUH Mentoring Program is to connect and engage future leader members with experienced industry executives to learn and develop their professional skills, develop their career, and share insights and lessons learned along the way. This is a voluntary relationship with predetermined goals and objectives.
A mentor is a leading professional in the industry who serves as a positive role model and a resource for career guidance. Ideally, this is some who has 20+ years of experience in the industry and:
Desires to share personal experiences and stories to inspire & facilitate positive development
Is an empathetic and honest communicator, open to learning
Able to ask effective questions and be a sounding board and provide constructive feedback
Availability to spend time with a mentee, provide ongoing support and encouragement
"Aspiring and talented individuals require dedicated guidance and support to maintain focus, motivation, and unwavering determination to succeed. In the rapidly evolving landscape of the Built Environment, continual upskilling and development are of paramount importance. These mentoring programs can play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of leaders of the built environment who not only excel but also make a meaningful impact in finding innovative solutions and making the construction/ real estate industry better.” - Nic Di Santo, Turner & Townsend alinea (Mentor, 2023)
A mentee is an emerging professional in the industry with high motivation to learn from experience and develop relationships with other professionals. Ideally, this is a young professional in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry for less than 10 years who can:
Ask effective questions and be able to explain what kind of support you need, in order to use the mentor's time and effort effectively
Be open to constructive feedback
Take responsibility for scheduling meetings, following up, and preparing the agenda
Participating in this program has been an immense pleasure for our team. It has provided us with a unique platform to expand our knowledge, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and grow both personally and professionally. We are genuinely grateful for this opportunity and extend our heartfelt thanks to you and the entire mentoring program team. As we conclude this year's program, we eagerly anticipate the prospect of participating again next year." - Frank Geng (Mentee, 2023)