Cape Cod Young Professionals announce Mentor Monday series

CCYP executive director calls new program "speed mentoring"

The Cape's young professionals can expect a business boost thanks to a new monthly mentoring program in Hyannis. Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) announced the start of a new series entitled Mentor Monday. The program which starts in December is part of the organization's Career Connect Mentor Exchange.

"Mentor Monday is an exciting new program that is, in essence, speed mentoring," said CCYP Executive Director Anne Van Vleck. 

Young professionals interested in attending the monthly presentations need not be a member of CCYP. Each month a new presenter will tackle a different topic. Following dinner and the presentation, attendees will split into small roundtable discussions led by mentors. "Mentor Monday is a pillar of the Mentor Exchange to help young professionals start or advance their careers or businesses," said Van Vleck.

The program kicks off on Monday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Alberto's Ristorante, 360 Main Street in Hyannis. The topic will be "Work Life Balance: How to Manage It All and Have Fun Trying". The December 8 speakers will be Courtney Poignand, founder and principal consultant of the Center for Self Care and Brad Glass, leadership coach for the Road Not Taken.

Upcoming Mentor Monday topics include:

  • Jan. 12, 2015: Community involvement; helping others and advancing your career
  • Feb. 23, 2015: Entrepreneur thinking: start and run a business or think like an owner
  • Mar. 16, 2015: The brand of you: Promoting yourself effectively
  • Apr. 13, 2015: Managing others: what’s your best leadership style?
  • May 18, 2015: Effective network building; Connecting comfortably online and in person

Participants may attend one event or the entire series. The cost is $10 for the program and dinner for non-members and free for those enrolled in CCYP's Mentor Exchange. Register online here

For information about becoming a CCYP member, click here. For more information about the Mentor Exchange, click here.

Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the presenting sponsor for this new series. Funding was provided by the Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Listening 2 Leaders. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on