by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 06, 2016

Global destination management firm AlliedPRA has launched a formal mentor program at its 20 company-owned and franchise locations in the United States.

Collectively, AlliedPRA has more than 650 years of industry experiences across its system; the mentor program is designed to ensure this experience and the acumen that comes with it are passed down to those newer to the company who are looking to grow their careers in the field of destination management. The initiative is based on a six-month plan, requiring a one-hour commitment per month from both the mentor and the mentee. AlliedPRA headquarters pairs up team members based on position and areas of expertise and growth. Mentors must have been with the company for at least three years and be willing to help develop the mentee's industry integration through guidance, feedback and performance overviews. Those involved in the mentor program receive support from the AlliedPRA headquarters team with tools, strategies and a checklist of goals to accomplish over the six-month guidance period.

 "We are launching the program to further enhance a work environment that nurtures personal and professional development," said Denise Dornfeld, president of the destination management company. "The mentees benefit from enhanced training and career development, increased self-awareness and self-discipline from receiving constructive feedback on development areas. Mentors get the satisfaction from helping others and seeing them progress, knowing they are having a positive impact on the company, and growing their own leadership and professional skills."