Update on RGD's Mentorship Program
17/01/17

RGD's Mentorship Program pairs Provisional RGD Members with Certified RGDs who have the knowledge and experience to help foster professional  career growth within the design industry.

 

RGD launched a special version of our Mentorship Program this Fall when Prov. RGDs were invited to apply to participate and select their top two choices from a list of 12 specially-selected mentors.

 

We received 21 applications from Provisional RGD Members and 19 partnerships were made, with many of our selected Mentors taking on two Mentees and RGD working to identify other appropriate RGD Mentors for those applicants remaining.

 

A new set of Mentors for Provisional RGDs to choose from will be announced in February with a deadline of early March to apply. (RGD has confirmed the Director, Information Design at PwC; the Creative Director of Design at JWT Toronto and a Senior Designer at the National Gallery of Canada to participate.)

 

The Structure of the Program

For a period of 6-9 months, Mentees participate in 6 sessions with their Mentor, approx. 1 hour each. Sessions can be held locally or virtually depending on the locations of the Mentor and Mentee. For every Provisional RGDs not selected by one of our Mentors, RGD will work to identify a similar RGD Mentor in the industry.

Once the pairing has been finalized, the Mentee and their Mentor are ready to start the program! RGD provides a list of suggested discussion topics, however, it is completely up to Mentee and Mentor to decide what to cover in each session.
 

Become a Provisional Member now to participate in the Spring Session. If you have any questions about the program, email zaria@rgd.ca.