Mentoring Pathways

    Enrollment in Our Award-Winning Mentoring Pathways Program is closed and due to reopen in Fall 2020. 

    About Mentoring Pathways 

    Mentoring Pathways is designed to promote long-term leadership and career development through a one-on-one mentor-protégé relationship in conjunction with bi-monthly group workshops. Successful mentoring involves a dynamic process where each participant learns to respect and trust their partner’s commitment, expertise, and individuality. A firm commitment to the mentoring process and a willingness to invest time and energy are important components for a successful relationship and a rewarding program experience.


    Protégés have the opportunity to grow from their mentor’s experience with guidance and support.

    • If you’re ready for the next step in your career and are looking for guidance to make it happen.
    • If you’ve taken on a new role and need advice or guidance to be successful.
    • If you’re new to the industry and looking for someone to guide and support you.
    • If you want to take advantage of our chapter’s best assets - our experts - to learn from their experiences and grow your network.


    Mentors share their experiences and advice on such topics as career advancement, practice strategies, professional visibility, networking and overcoming barriers to career success.

    • Share your expertise and reap the benefits from knowing you played a role in boosting another’s career.
    • Share knowledge about developing a career path in the A/E/C industry.
    • Help a protégé to identify gaps in skills or experience that inhibit their current job or from moving to the next level commensurate with career goals.
    • Provide insight into the influence of politics and corporate culture on the protégé’s job and career path.
    • Share knowledge and experiences about common mistakes/pitfalls to aid the protégé to succeed.


    General Information

    “As a protégé, the Mentoring Pathways Program helps you realize how much you can achieve with the right guidance and encouragement. The program is designed for you to challenge yourself and holds you accountable for your own success while offering stepping stones to help you reach it.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Danielle Deltorchio, Protégé (KPFF Consulting Engineers)


    Contact Marion Thatch, [email protected], 510.910.2509

    2019-20 Mentoring Pathways Program Schedule

    Protégé Applications Due October 10 Send Application to [email protected]
    and pay online: 
    South Bay
    Mentor Applications Due October 14 Send Application to [email protected]
    Protégé and Mentor October 16 Marion to Distribute Profiles
    Meet and Greet October 23 Program Parameters / Time for Getting to Know One Another
    Protégé/Mentor Preferences Due October 27 Send to [email protected]
    Pairs Annouced November 1 Marion to send out
    First Group Meeting November 20 Goal Setting / Career / Personal Project
    Second Group Meeting January 29 Personal Brand (workhorse discussion)
    Third Group Meeting March 25 Leadership Defined
    Fourth Group Meeting May 27 Time Management / Setting Priorities
    Fifth (Final) Group Meeting July 22 Personal Project presentations


    Group Meetings will be held as noted on the dates listed above from 3:30PM – 5:00PM at:

    Degenkolb Engineers
    1300 Clay Street, 9th Floor
    Oakland, CA 94612


    It’s been very rewarding to not only help the next generation of marketers grow in their careers, but also to realize how far I have come in my own.
                                                                                                                                           - Lisa Thomson, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Director of Marketing (STUDIOS architecture)