Mentorship and Development
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Executive Leadership Development Program
Since the fall of 2012, NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) has been offered in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, a globally celebrated program with a proven track record in the executive education space and expertise in leveraging a world-class, diverse faculty to deliver robust, research-anchored content.
Since 2005, the NAMIC Leadership Seminar has assembled top academics and practitioners from across the country to provide a leadership development experience for professionals in the early stages of their careers. The program was created to increase participants’ effectiveness at work, to provide tools for strategic career planning, and to transform high-potential middle managers into effective leaders. All talented coordinators, supervisors, managers, and new directors (less than two years at that level) from across the cable telecommunication industry’s multicultural spectrum are invited to apply.
L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program
NAMIC’s mentorship program honors the memory of L. Patrick Mellon, one of NAMIC’s founding members and a respected mentor in the cable industry. This program helps match NAMIC members with mentors who can assist them with their career advancement. Committed top-level industry executives are recruited to serve as mentors to NAMIC members for a nine-month period. In these one-on-one relationships, mentors provide support, guidance, and career advice. Mentors are asked to make a minimum commitment of two hours per month to the mentoring process. All NAMIC members are eligible to participate in the program.
Annual National Conference
This two-day conference immerses attendees in sessions and workshops on content and imagery, professional development and advancements in technology. The conference culminates with the Annual Awards Luncheon, which honors the Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award, a lifetime achievement recognition for a diversity champion. The conference also features the results of the NAMIC-WICT Joint Workforce Diversity Survey during a joint Town Hall session. Since 1999, media companies have participated in the survey which provides a clear view of the current state of ethnic and gender diversity within the cable and communications industry.