Leadership Niagara provides current class members with an opportunity to participate in its Coaching and Mentoring program. Designed in 2010 to build capacity and create sustainable leadership, the program continues to grow and serves as a model to community leadership development programs nationwide.
The Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP) provides leadership development, as well as personal and professional coaching and mentoring competencies. Participation is voluntary and begins upon review of an application, personal assessments, and a structured matching process. Mentors are
carefully selected from Leadership Niagara's network and matched with a class member for an entire year.
The relationship with a mentor formally concludes upon graduation from Leadership Niagara, yet the objective is for graduates to continue to seek out mentors in all aspects of their lives, and to serve as a mentor to others. Group coaching and mentoring is available for youth and adults.
Benefits of having a mentor:
Why do you need a mentor?
"I participated in the mentoring program and without a doubt, it was the single most influential factor in my professional and personal transformation. The time you spend with your mentor will not only help you manage all aspects of your life more effectively (creating more time to devote to the things you cherish most), it is a relatively small investment for the huge dividends you will likely receive from the life-long relationship."
Amanda Machacek, LN '14