Mentors are an integral part of the success of these high-caliber programs. Lasting connections are built among leaders. Professional and personal development combine for mutual benefit.
The mentor experience is invaluable for both Fellows and for mentors. Fellows are paired with a Primary Mentor who can be a CEO, COO, CMO/Medical Director, Senior Vice President, or other top executives from a non-competing health plan. Fellows are also paired with a Secondary Mentor from within their own organization to help them put their ELP experiences into action. Mentors and their Fellows have regular communications throughout the year and meet up at least once during a hosted site visit* at the mentor’s organization.
The network has been extremely beneficial on both a personal and professional level. I was fortunate to be paired with a mentor who despite his busy schedule was always willing to make time for me, and really helped me think about how to approach various situations at work. I received a promotion to an executive position towards the end of the ELP program, and I attribute a lot of credit to my mentor and the ELP program in general.
Mark Florian, Vice President, Actuarial and Underwriting, PacificSource Health Plans
Mentors counsel and advise in professional growth. Share extensive knowledge and leadership experience. Provide relevant, practical insights not found in any book or classroom.
Mentoring gives you the extraordinary opportunity to facilitate a protégé’s personal and professional growth by sharing knowledge you learned through your years of experience. It is interesting and enlightening to challenge your mentee to think in new and different ways, and the mentee is not the only one who gains from the arrangement. It is definitely worth the time and investment!
Maura McCaffrey, President and CEO, Health New England
Become an ELP Fellow and gain a mentor. Become a mentor to help cultivate the next generation. Contact Precious Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up as a mentor.
* Site visit may take place in-person or virtually, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic.