CINZ launches 2019 Emerging Talent and Mentorship programmes

CINZ launches 2019 Emerging Talent and Mentorship programmes

Registrations are now open for the CINZ 2019 Emerging Talent programme, to be held as a half-day workshop at Rydges Hotel Auckland on Thursday 27 June.

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive, Sue Sullivan says Emerging Talent 2019 has been designed to inspire, educate and provide a platform for attendees to learn practical skills and take-aways.

'The new workshop-style programme came out of our successful trial at the CINZ Conference in Auckland last year, where we added an Emerging Talent stream within the main conference programme.

'This half-day session received great feedback, with both domestic and international speakers delivering strong, useful and expert content in an inspirational learning space.

'CINZ Emerging Talent is the perfect opportunity for our young professionals to develop their skills in a peer-oriented environment, while building their own industry networks.'

The CINZ Emerging Talent programme is sponsored by Rydges Auckland and AV Media. All those who register will be invited to a private LinkedIn group, designed as a safe space for attendees to ask questions and network before the day.

The CINZ 2019 Mentorship Programme will run in conjunction with the Emerging Talent Programme, starting the day before on Wednesday 26 June at the Heritage Hotel Auckland.

'Running these programmes concurrently will give those who participate as a mentee, particularly those that come from out of Auckland, the opportunity for an easily accessible day of education at the Emerging Talent programme, a day after being paired with their mentor,' says Sullivan.

Applications for the CINZ mentorship programme, now in its fifth year, will open on Monday 25 March on the CINZ website.

'Our mentors are experienced business event professionals who are paired with mentees ready to expand their careers. Together they grow and learn, gaining individual guidance and advice throughout the six-month programme,' says Sullivan.

The CINZ mentorship programme will run from 26 June until 18 December, with fortnightly contact. A mentoring pairs review session will be held in September, and the CINZ Conference in October will give mentors and mentees the chance for another face-to-face meeting. The New Zealand Coaching and Mentoring Centre (NZCMC) is supporting the programme with training and consultancy services.