ICON NSW Mentoring Program Launch
In partnership with program sponsor, Marsden Group, the ICON NSW Committee is excited to launch the 2017 Mentoring Program.
For those of you not already familiar with it, this ICON initiative is designed to increase influence, build collaboration, and extend the opportunity to network among B2B professionals.
The aim of this program is to enhance a mentee’s abilities in their current role through connecting them with the experience of a mentor within our community. Through providing guidance and strategies that will allow mentee’s to improve their performance and confidence, this program will create an influential contribution to the mentee’s career. Mentors will also benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of future B2B professionals.
As with last year’s program, this year we will run two programs – one for junior-mid level B2B professionals (Assistant through to Advisor/Executive) and one for our senior cohort of B2B professionals (Manager and above).
Our junior-mid level program will run in a similar fashion to previous years with one scheduled meeting each month for a total of six meetings, or more if mutually agreed between the mentor and mentee. The suggested length of each meeting is one hour and can be arranged at a time, date and location suitable for both parties – we suggest catching up at a café over coffee. Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, again depending on what is agreed upon between you.
The senior program will run in the same way as the junior-mid level program, however, it is designed to act as an "ideas network" for senior B2B professionals – sharing ideas across non-competing industries in a confidential environment. We suggest that the mentor and mentee meet on six occasions, however, this will again be at the discretion of the mentor and mentee. (Mentors from the junior program are, of course, also welcome to apply to be a mentee in the senior program.)
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Please review and complete the applicable mentor/mentee form as part of either the junior or senior application pack (found by clicking the relevant links below) and submit to your ICON NSW Committee Mentoring Program contacts by Wednesday, 28 June 2017.
Junior-mid level program – Nichole McLachlan (email@example.com), Laura Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tanjali Chelliah (email@example.com).
Junior Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms)
Senior program – Vicky Doneska (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jo Wood (email@example.com).
Senior Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms)
Once you have submitted the relevant form and have been matched with your mentor/mentee, mentees will be invoiced by the ICON NSW accounts team.
Please note that spaces in each program are limited so don’t delay in submitting your application!
COST FOR PARTICIPATION
Once you have been paired with your mentor/mentee you will receive an email from one of the program contacts advising you of the pairing and introducing you to one another. The program will officially run from July to December 2017, and there will be a mentor/mentee “meet and greet” event in late July (details to follow).
Again, if you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with your NSW Committee Mentoring Program contacts:
We hope the benefits for all will be numerous, and that you are as excited about this program as we are. We look forward to receiving your application!
ICON thanks the program partner:
It’s the latest business trend on everyone’s lips, but Design Thinking is more than just a passing fad.
Used as a methodology for solving problems and discovering new opportunities, companies big and small in every industry are integrating it into the way they do business.
Jo Rhoden, a Partner at Deloitte Australia and one of the company’s leading design thinkers and innovators has used her knowledge in Design Thinking to help shape the audit profession within the Australian firm.
During this session, Jo will introduce you to the foundation principles of Design Thinking, and examine some of the tools and methodologies that you can use in your role every day to improve the way you solve problems for your stakeholders.
There will be an opportunity to work through some of the Design Thinking tools yourself, so bring your problem solving hats. There will also be a Q&A with Jo at the end of the session.
A little bit more about Jo:
ICON Members: $88 AUD (inc GST)Non-Members: $110 AUD (inc GST)
To register for this session, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming sessions in 2017
Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.
ICON thanks event sponsor:
Professional service firms are shifting their attention to, and investment in, business development skills and expectations from the exclusive realm of Partners. Today firms are engaging a wider cross section of experience to help them compete.
Recently presented in Brisbane and Melbourne to outstanding feedback, Sue-Ella Prodonovich will join us in Sydney to discuss tried and tested methods for up-skilling and empowering fee earners (from Associate/Senior through to Senior Associate/Director levels) in business development and marketing.
This session will look at:
A little bit more about Sue-Ella:
Sue-Ella is an ICON ‘Hall Of Famer’ with more than 20 years’ senior level experience in strategy, client listening, client experience management and BD.
During this time her roles have included Director of Marketing with Arthur Andersen, Director of Business Development & Marketing with Baker McKenzie, Senior Consultant with RogenSI, Owner of PTB Consulting, and Partner, Business Development Services with Crowe Horwath.
Sue-Ella established Prodonovich Advisory in 2012.
Click here to view Sue's LinkedIn profile.
Who should attend:
ICON Members: $77 AUD (including GST)
Non-Members: $99 AUD (including GST)
October 19 & 20, 2017 – Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
More than one booking advantage – discount deadline approaching!
Early Booking Advantage – book before 31 July discount
Group Booking Advantage – groups of 5+ discount
New speakers confirmed
Insider knowledge on Managing between generations from Avril Henry, author of ‘Leadership Revelations: An Australian Perspective’ and Executive Director, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women
Associate Professor Robin Stonecash discusses Management innovation for cross-border teams from her experience as Director Executive Education University of Sydney Business School, and as Program Director for Rabobank’s Executive Development Program
Marketing Automation and industry nouse from Ben Scott, Grant Thornton and Jason Murray of RAIN Group
New panel confirmed
Collaborative Intelligence Panel
Sarah Chisman-Duffy, Head of Client Engagement, Corrs Chambers WestgarthMatthew Jones, Head of Knowledge & Research, Herbert Smith FreehillsAllison Nussbaum, Head of Client Success, Manzama
International guest speaker Timothy B. Corcoran on current trends for data-driven marketing
Anthony Quinn, Value Machine, asking Is Design Thinking the path to Utopia?
Top tips from Paul Hugh-Jones, Beaton Global, What winners do differently - Take aways from the AFR Client Choice Awards
The celebrated panels return: CMO Panel, Managing Partner Panel and Client Panel
+ Conference Cocktail Party
Reach for the sky with us at Sydney's newest rooftop venue Untied Rooftop Bar, Barangaroo
ICON is the keynote professional development and engagement network for sales, business development, marketing and communications professionals working for the leading professional services firms in Asia Pacific.
Please see below the conference program snapshot.
ICON thanks the conference sponsors: