About The 2018 WICT Mentoring Program


If you hold a mid-level or supervisory position or if you are working to secure such a position in the near feature, then this is the program for you.


We are pleased to announce our 2018 partnership with Proteus, the company who delivers the prestigious Rising Leaders program provided by WICT.

Some things that are different this year:

  • Due to the structure of this year's program and personal attention (see 2018 Curriculum and Schedule below) you will receive from our Proteus Facilitators and Mentors, our capacity is limited to 40 Mentees
  • The application process:
    • Part I tells us more about you and your goals for participating
    • Part II needs to be filled out with your manager and signed 
  • There is a Post-Program commitment that includes the completion of a survey and a meeting with your manager


Download these two documents, fill out and return no later than May 29th to WICTCarolinasMenteeApplication@gmail.com:

About the 2018 Mentee Program.pdf

2018 WICT Mentoring Mentee Application FINAL.DOC


2018 Curriculum and Schedule

Below is an abbreviated curriculum; the full description for each topic are linked below. You may want to download these and share them with your manager during your discussion.


July 9 - Kick-off session (ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED) (5 hours of training) 

1-hour lunch & morning break – this will be a full day in Charlotte

Topic:  Politics, Power and Influence

LEARN MORE: Proteus-Politics Power and Influence (2012-12-17).pdf 

Success in business depends at least partly upon one's ability to navigate the invisible political web of power and influence that exists in any organization. This unique Proteus course offers participants a practical understanding of these three critical elements of success—politics, power, and influence— and the skills for mastering them in a high-integrity way.


Week of August 13 - Webinar #1 (1.5 hours)

Topic:  Going deeper on "Executive Presence" (a core element of high-integrity politics)

LEARN MORE: Proteus-Executive Presence (2017-11-06).pdf

When you think about powerful leaders, who come to mind? It's most often those who have what we've come to call executive presence. Executive presence arises from our mindset, how we act and speak, and how we interact with others. Those with high levels of executive presence tend to succeed because they come across as confident, present, and ready to take on whatever comes their way.


Month of September - Mentor/Mentee One-on-One Meetings (1 hour)

Opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with your Mentees discussing goals, program to date, next steps, etc. This is really their time with you.


Week of October 8 - Webinar #3 (1.5 hours)

Topic:  Being Strategic Part I

LEARN MORE: Proteus-Being Strategic (2016-02-08).pdf

As work and life get ever more complex and fast moving, it becomes increasingly important for professionals to be able to chart a course for themselves, their teams, and their businesses. Learning the Being Strategic model helps participants create clear vision in any area of their life and make a practical plan for moving toward it without getting derailed.


Week of November 12 - Webinar #4 (1.5 hours)

Topic:  Being Strategic Part II

Continuation from previous month.