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The SMPS Colorado 2017-2018 One2One Mentor-Protégé Program is currently accepting APPLICATIONS!

If you are a seasoned marketer looking to refresh your passion for the industry, or a “newbie” looking for ways to grow in the industry, this is the program for you. The program is an embodiment of the commitment of the Colorado Chapter of SMPS to assist all A/E/C marketers in their personal growth and professional development. It offers opportunities for entry and senior level professional services marketers to own their career.

New Application Deadline! Applications are due by close of business August 7, 2017.

Download the application here: LINK TO DOWNLOAD FILE

Questions? Please contact Julie Witecki ([email protected]) and Emily Murphy ([email protected])

How the One2One Mentor Program Works

All prospective mentors and protégés must complete the application form that follows, regardless of previous program participation, and submit it along with a current resume that includes work history, educational background, special skills and interests, and any other relevant biographical information. The information is intended to assist the One2One Committee to match mentor / protégé pairs based upon background and career tracks. Following the matching process, applicants will receive a reply letting you know if you have been accepted into the One2One Program and next steps.

Each pair is required to meet face to face on a monthly basis individually, and to participate in monthly structured group sessions scheduled from September 2017 through May 2018. The monthly sessions feature a curriculum of speakers and workshops designed to facilitate personal and career development for both mentors and protégés. These sessions will revolve around a specific topic and provide opportunity for learning and group discussion. Please note – the monthly group sessions are always on Fridays at a time and central location To Be Determined. 

To Be a Mentor

  •          You are eager to share your experiences and wisdom
  •          You listen well and are a great cheerleader
  •          You can positively influence and foster another’s growth
  •          You are a current or past member of SMPS Colorado

To Be a Protégé

  •          You want to grow personally and develop professionally
  •          You want to become a courageous leader in your firm
  •          You want to take charge in managing your career path
  •          You are ready for the next challenge in your life’s work
  •          You are a current member of SMPS Colorado


MENTORS: Mentors must be senior-level marketing or business development professionals with a minimum of eight years’ experience at A/E/C industry firms, and be current or past members of SMPS.

PROTÉGÉS: Marketing professionals who are currently in positions at firms in the A/E/C industry; have a minimum of two years professional experience; and who are current SMPS members are eligible to be protégés. 

Application Deadline and Cost

  • Completed applications are due July 31st and can be emailed along with your resume, any supporting information, and a photograph of applicant to [email protected]
  • Mentors and protégés will be required to pay a $200.00 program participation fee by August 25th, if your application is accepted.

The Schedule

Applicants must commit to attending the following One2One meeting dates shown below.\

  • Applications due July 31, 2017
  • Program Notification of Acceptance August 11, 2017
  • Mentor-Protégé meet and greet August 17, 2017
  • Mentor-Protégé Pair Announcement August 25, 2017
  • Kick-off Meeting September 8, 2017
  • Meeting October 20, 2017
  • Meeting November 17, 2017
  • Meeting December 15, 2017
  • Meeting January 19, 2018
  • Meeting February 16, 2018
  • Meeting March 16, 2018
  • Meeting April 20, 2018
  • Meeting May 15, 2018

Testimonials from the SMPS One2One Program

“Participating in the SMPS Mentor/Protégé program has given me a much better understanding of what it means to be a marketer in the A/E/C industry. Spending time one-on-one with my mentor, Shelley Hartnett, learning from other seasoned marketers in the group and connecting with peers has been an awesome experience! I highly recommend participating in this program.”

Clare Kelly
Anderson Hallas Architects

“Great program for learning and growing even as a long-time participant in the industry.”

Bob Trout
Merrick & Company

“Get into this program if you can! What a great opportunity to meet others in the industry & expand your network. All done while you’re participating in superb monthly programs that provide actionable content to advance your career. Amy, LaDonna & Debbie set the standard and it will sky rocket from this tremendous platform.”

Deb Schindler
Red Hound Studios

"These great programs really opened my eyes to new possibilities for both my personal and professional life."

Jim Mellor
Pinkard Construction

"The Mentor / Protégé program has provided me with lifelong personal and professional development skills that I would not have learned elsewhere. In the process, close, caring and supportive personal relationships were formed that will continue far after the program ends."

Anna Matschulat
Shaffer Baucom Engineering & Consulting

“The One2One mentoring program is a fantastic initiative that the Colorado chapter has begun. The thoughtfulness around the programs offered in the group setting once a month really helped to solidify the intentionality between mentor and protégé in developing working relationships aimed at growth and improvement. The experience is very worthwhile. As a mentor, it is fulfilling and also allows for self-reflection on how I accomplished things in my career, allowing me to grow and evaluate processes, as I talked through them with my protégé. Together we were both helping one another and it has been a lot of fun.”

Jennifer VanVleet
MWH Global

"The Mentor/Protégé program has been a great experience for me.  Getting to know my protégé and hearing her point of view has not only been rewarding (and fun!) but has given me some new perspectives on marketing.  The program has been very well-organized and planned, maintaining momentum throughout the year.  For mentors who want to share their expertise and protégés who'd like to learn, this is a valuable experience to share."

MR Hicks
OZ Architecture