Is Mentoring for Real in the Meeting Industry?

Mentoring has helped many budding meeting planners survive their first years on the job. But how many people are really doing it? And if you wanted to find a mentor — or be one — where can you start?

One way is via the Meeting Matters Listserve, or MIMList. MIMList members simply post “mentor wanted” and “mentor available” messages. But MIMList moderator Joan Eisenstodt, a Washington, D.C.-based independent planner, says that mentoring is often misunderstood. “Some who

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