The NHLA NRG young professionals mentor program, Horizons, began in early February and is coming to a close on March 13. We paired up NRG members with leading executives in the industry for a six week program. Positive feedback has been phenomenal.
The mission of the NRG mentor program is to provide members with the opportunity to meet industry professionals who want to share their experience, knowledge and advice. Through the mentoring program NRG mentees receive guidance and support as they explore career enhancement and advancement.
The NRG leadership council, led by council chair Anthony Lai, Manager of Student Affairs for TISOH, provides professional development opportunities and experiences for our members. Mentees are selected through an application process and paired with mentors based on the mentees’ areas of interest and availability of the mentors.
The NHLA NRG mentor program is designed to fulfill various purposes. For mentees, it recognizes up and coming leaders in the hospitality industry and provides resources for learning experience. It also gives young professionals a chance to broaden their career horizons by exploring other departments or industry fields under the leadership of top executives.
If participating as a mentor, the program allows experienced professionals to share their expertise, knowledge and guidance with a young professional looking for career advancement and personal growth.
NRG mentor program is a six week commitment
The program is a six-week commitment for both parties – mentors and mentees. Two-way communication is essential for the success of the program. Both the mentor and the mentee should be active participants in the program.
The NHLA NRG council provides guidelines and tips for a productive experience. However, it is up to the participants to work out a plan that is convenient for both parties.
Sign up for the summer NRG session
The program will be offered again on June 5. Interested participants, mentors and mentees, are encouraged to sign up via the www.nvhotels.com website.