Mentorship Program: Connecting Future Leaders
Chair, Kim Sinkovic
CREW National Capital Committee CONNECTING FUTURE LEADERS (CFL) is a program that unites CREW Northern Virginia, CREW Washington DC and CREW Maryland Suburban in mentorship. The program creates a platform where long-lasting relationships between mentor and protégé can blossom. CFL fosters a safe, yet challenging, environment for professional growth through both social interactions and strategically planned leadership training. This training provides an avenue conducive for candid learning and relationship building, where mentor and protégé alike learn more about one another and themselves. It includes critical professional competencies, effective communication, time management, executive presence, and goal setting.
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Mentorship Program Brochure
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What They're Saying About the Mentorship Program
“The CREW Mentorship program has been one of my most invaluable experience to date. By focusing on myself, and making others aware that I was focusing on myself, I grew as a person and as an employee. I often talked about the mentorship program with colleagues and would briefly mention the DISC assessment or EQ-I and how much I learned from it. Some echoed that my awareness was visible, and that meant so much to me. I was able to share tools with others and even encouraged two individuals to attend an EQ-I assessment seminar. Their sentiment was similar to mine in that knowledge gained was invaluable. I will and continue to suggest this program to the females I know in the industry.”
— Nicole Oliveira, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
"One of the greatest lessons I learned from my mentor and the CREW NoVA mentorship program is that I can screw up. Before the program, I would stress about every little error I made. By speaking with my mentor, and by growing as an individual through the mentorship program's process, I learned that the best way to handle your ‘oopsy’ moments is to own them. That way you can fix them to the best of your ability. So instead of stressing at my desk like I used to, my new motto is moving forward. How can I resolve this? Meaning, I now focus on quickly implementing a solution(s) that will get everything resolved and back to business as usual."
— Sandra Greenberg,
Director of Client Development, Bolana Enterprises
“CREW Northern Virginia's Connecting Future Leaders Program is a way to create awareness within yourself of who you really are and how to make the most of your qualities and abilities.”
— Toni Sanders, Apex Companies, LLC
"I recommend this program to anyone wanting to make significant achievements in their field. The insights and analysis in how you work and how others around you work are valuable. You will set goals for yourself and work toward meeting them with the support and encouragement of other professional women. You get what you put into this program and it is worth your time and effort if you want to achieve results."
— Carmela Patrick, Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate
“The program gives us the tools to identify areas of self-improvement, but more importantly the motivation to become our best selves. Joan has put together an incredibly organized and life-improving mentorship program.”
— Jessica Murray, Kimley-Horn
“The Connecting Future Leaders program has been a rewarding opportunity that has enriched my professional development and helped me identify and polish personal growth areas with support and inspiration from both my mentor and the workshops.”
— Tara Fisher, Donohoe Construction Company