APB Mentorship Program
Enrich and improve your leadership skills! Become a mentor or a protégé.
The APB has launched its new and improved Mentorship Program. This
designed to help up and coming biologists excel and acquire skills
essentials to future employment and career opportunities while
completing their education.
The APB Mentorship Program received strong support from the College of Applied Biology as it provides College members with additional opportunities to maintain and improve their competencies, and to assist them in meeting their professional obligations (see letter of support).
Become a Protégé
- Three semesters (16 hrs each) – work at your own pace.
- Choose a mentor you already know (any kind of professional or PhD) or we will assist and facilitate with pairing.
- Work remotely.
- Graduate and become an Alumni – benefits!
- Improve on your communication skills.
Become a Mentor
- Strengthen your coaching and leadership skills.
- Gain the satisfaction of helping to develop future professional biologists and inspire new ideas for generations to come.
- Get recognition and acknowledgement through the APB’s Home page, and APB’s publications and Social Networks.
- Develop and retain talent in your organization.
- Learn mentoring techniques.
- Earn professional development credits.
The APB Vision
The APB vision for the APB Mentorship Program is to become a provincial leader as we provide a forum and the resources for mentors and protégés alike. This is an opportunity for our members to receive training and to share knowledge so that up-and-coming professionals can be better prepared to address the important biological issues of our time. Critical issues are affecting our provincial legacy of natural resources to the next generations and it is our responsibility as professional stewards to find effective means to address the problems we face collectively. Problems include climate change, new economic pressures, and biodiversity loss. These issues intersect our professional careers as we work with First Nations, industry, governmental policies, and the public at large. We hope to foster an environment where members can develop their professional skills and expertise to become leaders in resource management. Come and be a mentor or join us as a protégé to become part of a larger learning community. This is an opportunity to learn how to work within the profession as we mitigate and adapt to the many complex issues of our time.
Who Can Register?
Who can register into this program?
Anyone who is a member of the APB and not an R.P. Bio. can become a protégé. R.P. Bio.’s must register as mentors. If you are not a regular member, then feel free to apply as an “Associate Member”. The Associate Member registration process is straight forward and the first year in joining is free. Anyone can become a mentor if they are a professional within the APB, a professional with another applicable scientific organization (e.g., RPF, PEng) with experience, of if they have sufficient credentials (e.g., PhD or MSc with experience). The APB will conduct background checks on non-APB members wishing to become members to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to fill this role.
Mentorship Program Application
The APB Mentorship Program includes a Handbook and Logbook to give guidance and direction for both mentors and protégés. Incentives, certificates, worksheets, and other initiatives are all being considered for the program as it is being updated and re-structured.