Mentoring Program

Enhance Your Professional Development with NEEBC’s Group Mentoring Program For Emerging Benefits Professionals

NEEBC is pleased to offer a Group Mentoring Program for benefits professionals who are relatively new to the industry and looking to grow within the profession. 

Introduced in 2014, the primary goal of the program is to help empower emerging benefits professionals by sharing industry knowledge and providing information on the skills needed to succeed. The program provides an informal, relaxed forum in a group setting to discuss real-life business and career challenges with experienced benefits professionals and peers within the NEEBC community. We invite you to join us or share this information with industry colleagues who may be interested in participating.

What is an Emerging Benefits Professional?

Our target audience is benefits professionals who have fewer than 10 years of experience in benefits.

What is the NEEBC Group Mentoring Program?

  • A 360 learning environment for emerging benefits professionals to learn about employee benefits and the skills required to succeed from experienced leaders in the field and each other.
  • A forum for discussing specific challenges, both business- and career-related.

The NEEBC Group Mentoring Program consists of one or two small groups of emerging benefits professionals. Each group will be facilitated by experienced leaders in the field. The program will run from February through November, with a break during the summer.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Emerging benefits professionals who wish to participate must be a current NEEBC individual or Organizational Member, and we ask that Organizational Members receive approval to participate from their managers prior to the first meeting.

What Will the Program Address?

The program will offer a collaborative environment with focus on both business- and career-related challenges. While some sessions are structured, participants are asked to provide input on session topics to ensure discussions are focused on areas of interest. Topics from past programs include:

  • The benefits profession from all sides
  • Skills for success in benefits
  • Deep dive into benefits issues of the day
  • Constructing a vision, strategy and plan and obtaining the support and feedback needed to manage your professional growth
  • Maximizing the potential of professional connections and industry groups
  • Developing leadership skills and competencies

Where and How Often Will the Groups Meet?

We have one or two groups each year, depending on the number and location of participants. Potential locations are Boston and Waltham/Lexington. Meeting times will depend on participant availability and will be either after work or during lunch. Sessions will be held monthly from February to June and September to November, and are expected to last 1.5 hours.

What’s Expected of Participants?

  1. Have fewer than 10 years of experience in benefits
  2. Commit to regular attendance and active participation
  3. Review materials in preparation for group meetings
  4. Be willing to provide useful feedback and topic ideas
  5. Identify personal/professional development goals and expected outcomes upfront
  6. Be open to feedback
  7. Maintain confidentiality
  8. Maintain personal and professional boundaries with group leaders and peers
  9. If a NEEBC Organizational Member, receive approval from your manager

How to Get Involved?
The 2019 program is currently in progress; applications for 2019 are no longer being accepted.  

If you are interested in registering for 2020 or have any questions, contact Ross Weiler, the NEEBC Mentoring Program Lead:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978-460-8413