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Mentorship Program Agenda & Application

Mentorship Program Overview

The Go for the Greens Foundation Inc. is expanding a pilot program that provides young women like you, ages 13 to 20, with an opportunity to meet and connect with women business leaders. This program is designed to recognize your leadership qualities and inspire you to dream big and focus on the next steps to realizing your potential as an entrepreneur or a leader in the workforce.

This mentoring initiative provides educational opportunities in a highly interactive environment to encourage you to learn from mentors as well as each other. The goal is to show you an array of top-level careers that are open to you, with the idea in mind that "You can't be what you can't see." It will include in-person and virtual events.

The initiative kicks off with a one-day curriculum at the Go for the Greens 2016 business development conference on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This event offers you a unique opportunity to learn from women all over North America.

If you'd like to participate in the mentorship program, please fill out the enclosed application and submit it before 11:59 p.m. Sept. 1, 2016. The foundation will notify you as soon as possible whether you are accepted into the program so you can make travel arrangements to participate in the Sept. 23 event. Please see the attached information sheet with a schedule for the Sept. 23 event.

Thank you, and we wish you great success!

Cindy Chace, Chair, Go for the Greens Foundation

Diane Sears, Co-Chair, Go for the Greens Foundation

Take Action Today

Fill out the easy online mentorship application form here

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Go For The Greens Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program Agenda


Go for the Greens Foundation Inc.
Mentorship Program

Schedule subject to change

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

8:00am to 8:15am EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Welcome and Announcements

Participants join the general session of the Go for the Greens conference
for the initial keynote speech before breaking out into their own special
8:15am to 9:15am EAST BALLROOM
General Session

Keynote: Louise Phipps Senft on Being Relational
9:15am to 9:30am Break
9:30am Move to Marvin Gardens for Mentorship Program
9:30am to 9:50am ST. JAMES PLACE

Begin this day of special programming designed to encourage you to
think about your future.
Presenters: Cindy Chace and Diane Sears, Go for the Greens
Moderators: Billie Bryant Schultz and Betty Manetta

Introductions around the room
Learn who is in the mentorship program with you as we make
introductions around the room.
9:50am to 10:30am ST. JAMES PLACE
Panel: How I Became What I Am Today
Hear from powerful female leaders including entrepreneurs, corporate
executives, military officers and nonprofit directors about how they grew
up to become who they are today. What did it take to get there, what do
they do to stay focused, and what advice do they offer the next
Moderator: Betty Manetta, Argent Associates, Plano, TX
10:30am Break
10:40am to 11:10am ST. JAMES PLACE
Workshop: Who Am I On the Inside?

Take a personality quiz to determine your interests and work style. What
can you do with this information as you plan for your future?
Benita Fortner, Raytheon, Los Angeles, CA
11:10am to 11:40pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Workshop: I Can Be Anything I Want
As you write down your goals and ideas of what kinds of careers you
might like to pursue, you begin to plan for your future.
11:40am to 12:20pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Share a meal and compare notes from the morning.
12:20pm to 12:50pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Workshop: I Am Prepared for the Future

Representatives from Walt Disney Company and UPS give insight into
how to apply for an internship or a job. Who do you contact, how do you
address people, what methods of contact do you use, and how do you
follow up?
12:50pm to 1:20pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Workshop: I Have One Chance to Make a Great First Impression
Learn from Dress for Success how clothing, accessories and other aspects
of your appearance can convey an important message about who you are
today and what you want to be in the future.
1:20pm Break
1:30pm to 2:15pm EAST BALLROOM
Keynote: Running to Inspire by Teri Griege
What happens when you've been training for an ironman competition
and you find out you have stage 4 cancer and need to be on
chemotherapy? For Teri Griege, it meant hanging in there and not giving
up on her dream. Not only did she kick cancer and come home with a
medal, but her experience inspired her to start a movement. Her
nonprofit, Powered by Hope, takes her all over the world spreading her
message of staying focused on the positive.
2:15pm Break
2:30pm to 3:30pm ST. JAMES PLACE
Interactive Exercise: One-to-One Mentoring
Meet with specific mentors according to your possible career path. You
can ask them anything you'd like to know about how they got where they
are today and what advice they might have for you.
3:30pm to 3:45pm ST. JAMES PLACE

Share experiences with your sister participants and prepare for a general
session with the Go for the Greens attendees.
3:45pm Break
4:00pm to 4:30pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Interactive Workshop: The Next Generation of Business Leaders

As a participant in the first annual Go for the Greens Mentoring Day,
share with Go for the Greens conference attendees what you learned and
what you plan to do with your new knowledge.
4:30pm Travel home