The CITT/ICTS Mentoring Network
We are happy to announce a new and exciting mentoring opportunity for the live performance production and technology professionals across Canada!
The Group Mentorship Pilot Program is a collaboration between the CITT/ICTS Mentoring Network and the Professional Development and Mentorship Project (PDM Project)*.
Are you looking to make a career shift to a new role in your professional discipline or hoping to make a significant transition to a brand new career inside or outside the live performance production and technology sectors? Maybe you are embarking on some career exploration for which you need guidance and insight?
This one-month mentoring experience is open to all emerging, mid-carreer or mature Canadian professionals of any age working in the live performance production and technology fields and looking to make a shift in their careers. Even better? It’s free!
Who can benefit from this program?
Important: this pilot program does not aim to provide technical knowledge or training. It focuses on career exploration, development and transition in order to help professionals build a career, make strategic choices in their professional paths, and explore transferable skills.
- Maybe you are a stage technician who wants to migrate toward a team managerial position and wants to explore the competencies and skills needed;
- Maybe you are looking for ways to expand your contact network so that you can work in other performing arts disciplines;
- Maybe you feel stuck, in a rut, and want to look at new work opportunities or a parallel career that broadens your skills set and supplements your income.
About the program:
- The cohort will have access to 3 seasoned professionals with varied experience and expertise in the live performance production and technology fields — learn about our Mentors here!;
- This group mentor/mentee experience will be a combination of collective learning and guidance with opportunities for more individual attention;
- This is a free pilot program for the live performance production and technology professionals in Canada;
- The cohort will consist of 4 online sessions, 1 per week, lasting 1 hour each, mainly in the evening (EDT);
How to apply:
- Admission is by application only and opens on Tuesday August 24, 2021
- Application deadline is Friday September 10th at 5 p.m. (EDT)
- Session 1: Thursday September 23, 2021
- Session 2: Thursday September 30, 2021
- Session 3: Monday October 4, 2021
- Session 4: Thursday October 14, 2021
The application form is now closed. Thank you to all the applicants, we will follow-up with you shortly.
Questions about this program may be addressed via this contact form. Thank you.
* About the Professional Development & Mentorship Project (PDM Project)
The Professional Development & Mentorship Project (PDM Project) is a pilot program created in partnership between The AFC, AFBS, and Dancer Transition Resource Centre, with the aim to enable our communities of arts professionals to acquire career development skills and tools to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare them to face the new post-pandemic future in our work sector. Learn more about the original program here: https://afchelps.ca/pdmproject/.
This program was made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The late Robert Vernon moderating the Mentorship session at Rendez-vous 2017
The purpose of the Mentoring Network is to connect members seeking peer support in developing, maintaining, and furthering a career in entertainment technology.
Participants in the Mentoring Network shall read and abide by the provisions outlined in the CITT/ICTS Member Code of Conduct and Harassment policy. The Mentoring Network recognizes the right of all persons to participate without prejudice due to gender, age, race, creed, or sexual orientation.
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about the pilot program or the Mentoring Network, please fill out the contact sheet below. Thank you!
⇒ VIEW THE MENTOR/MENTEE DIRECTORY (CITT/ICTS Members only)
⇒ SIGN UP AS A CITT/ICTS MEMBER (To access the Mentoring Network)