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New RTPI mentoring programme opens for applications

NURTURE, the RTPI’s mentoring programme designed specifically to support the professional development of chartered RTPI members in the UK and Ireland, is now open for applications.

The pilot programme will provide structured, professional mentoring for 25 of the RTPI’s members who are mid-career and looking to progress. 

NURTURE delivers on the Institute’s commitment to members to develop and launch a comprehensive mentoring and global exchange programme across borders and sectors, as set out in the RTPI’s 2020-2030 Corporate Strategy.

RTPI President Wei Yang FRTPI said: “NURTURE is a new and exciting service for our members. This pilot is a great opportunity for those looking for help with their professional development, as well as for those looking to contribute to our profession as a mentor.

“The RTPI recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and inclusivity, and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from RTPI members of all backgrounds and particularly from women, disabled, ethnic minority, and LGBT members who are currently under-represented at senior positions throughout the planning profession.”

The pilot of the NURTURE mentoring programme has been designed and delivered for the RTPI by Women in Transport CEO Sonya Byers and independent consultant Angela Gainsford of Gainsford Elliot Associates.

Applications for mentees and mentors are open until Monday 8 March 2021. The commitment will be six one-hour sessions between June 2021 and February 2022.

Evaluation and feedback from the pilot will inform the future development of the programme.


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