MENTORSHIP

Mentorship is a great way to introduce new talent to the broker channel. You can make a tremendous difference for students who are exploring the idea of working for a brokerage or need guidance on how to begin their career.

STEPS TO BECOMING A MENTOR:

1.      Sign up by completing this online application form. Begin

2.      You will be notified when a match occurs

3.      Upon receiving a match, review your broker mentor toolkit.

4.      Introductions to your mentee will take place via email by an IBAO staff member.

5.      Structure your mentor/mentee meet-ups on your own terms. IBAO does not enforce a specific meet-up structure.

6.      To close out the mentoring term, the broker mentor will receive a short online evaluation.

"The IBAO Mentorship program put me in a position where I was able to coach and offer advice to a young and eager future insurance broker! The program helped refresh my excitement as a broker and it felt awesome to be offering meaningful advice to a person who genuinely cares about the future of their career."

Ben Stiller, National Truck League Insurance Brokers

More Information

  • Who can be a Mentor?

    • Owner/Sr. Managers
    • Experienced brokers
    • brokers with under 5 years of experience
    • Must be an IBAO member broker

  • What is the time commitment required?

    Each college has set a different mentoring program “term”. Depending on which college the student you are matched with comes from, the Mentorship Program will run for a single term within the months of October to April.

    • The number of times you meet with your mentee will be determined between you and your student match. Setting the meet up structure is 100% dictated by you and your mentee. IBAO does not monitor or enforce a specific meet-up structure.

  • Which Ontario Colleges are currently participating in this program?

    • Centennial College (GTA Based) – mentor program runs November 2021 – March 2022
    • Conestoga College (Kitchener/Waterloo Based) – mentor program runs January – March 2022
    • Fanshawe College (London Based) – mentor program runs October – December 2021
    • Humber College (GTA Based) – mentor program runs November 2021 – March 2022
    • Lambton College (Sarnia/Mississauga Based) – mentor program runs October – December 2021

  • How does the matching process work?

    IBAO will review all applications and make the matches based on the information provided. Matches will be based on availability, career goals/interests of the student, geography and the professional experience of the mentor. All applicants will receive notification of their match by email.

  • More Questions?

    If you have further inquires, please reach out to Gabriela Bejarano at gbejarano@ibao.on.ca