The Cyber Security Global Alliance (CSGA) Mentorship Program exists to connect and empower our members by fostering positive relationships in the CSGA community. The program encourages sharing, and aims to promote leadership and commitment to the cybersecurity, cyber education and certification professions.
Benefits to Mentors:
=> Developing new relationships and meeting new colleagues in the CSGA community
=> Practicing and refining leadership and coaching skills
=> Receiving recognition for experience and accomplishments
=> Getting a fresh perspective and insight into the challenges that face new professionals
Benefits to Mentees:
=> Access to feedback and suggestions from experienced professionals in the field
=> Meeting and developing professional relationships with colleagues
=> Insight into the realities of cybersecurity and information work
While networking is encouraged, the Mentorship Program does not exist to facilitate job placements or internships.
Who should get involved?
Are you an experienced cybersecurity professional? Are you a good communicator and an active participant in the profession? Do you have strong interpersonal and leadership skills? Are you interested in challenging and encouraging a less experienced member of the library community? If you answered yes to these questions, you would be an ideal mentor. Experienced cybersecurity professionals at all levels and in all types of cyber fields can make great mentors. Membership in CSGA is encouraged, but is not a pre-requisite for mentors wishing to participate in the program.
Are you inquisitive and curious about your chosen profession? Are you willing to learn and able to accept feedback graciously? Are you willing to enter into an open, honest dialogue? If you answered yes to these questions, you would be a suitable mentee. Mentees must be CSGA members in good standing in order to be eligible for the program. If you are not currently a member of CSGA, please sign up today.
Potential Mentees could include:
=> New graduates
=> Current students
=> Newly employed cybersecurity workers
=> Cybersecurity workers new to Canada or the United States
=> Employees returning to the workforce after an extended absence
I’m sold, what do I do now?
Now that we have sold you on the benefits of professional mentorship, please apply for our next mentorship session.
I’ve applied. What happens next?
Once the online applications period closes, the pairing process begins. If you have any questions about your application, please contact email@example.com
A Mentorship Coordinator will review your application and match you with a mentor/mentee. You and your mentorship partner will be sent an email of introduction. From there, the two of you can decide the best way to communicate (email, phone, text, etc.) and how this program will work for you.
The program is designed intentionally open-ended for participants to design the session according to their own needs and interests.
Applicants to the program are expected:
=> To commit to the full term of the session.
=> To have read the content of this webpage and be familiar with the mechanics, intent and spirit of the program.
=> Once matched, to keep in touch with their mentorship partner a minimum of twice per month (usually an email).
=> At the close of the session, to complete an exit survey (online).
Thank you for your interest in the CSGA Mentorship Program.
CSGA Mentorship Program | Fostering Positive Relationships in Cybersecurity Community
Join the Cyber Security Global Alliance Mentorship Program to foster positive relationships in the cybersecurity community. Promote leadership and commitment to the cybersecurity, cyber education, and certification professions. Empowerment through sharing and networking opportunities.