Financial Center Announces 2015 Mentor Program Participants
Financial Center First Credit Union’s mentor program designed to enhance the skill development of its future leaders is pleased to announce its 2015 class. The program, named “G2” for Generation 2, helps create well-rounded financial professionals who can assume management roles at the credit union as their careers progress. G2 pairs eight up-and-coming staffers from various departments with a Vice President or Executive mentor sponsor. This year’s participants include: Maisha Anderson, Alexander Davis, Katie Parker and Melissa Poland from Retail Banking, Justin Bruce from Accounting, David McKenzie from Centralized Lending, Kristen Eiteljorge from Information Technology, and James Laslie from Insurance Services..
“G2 aligns the professional development goals of our employees with the financial goals of our credit union,” said Mark Moulton, Financial Center Administrative Director and G2 program developer. “The pairing between mentors and mentees leads change management and fosters creativity among our staff.”
G2 is a two-year program that began 2013 and graduated its first class of eight mentees in 2014. Any non-management staff member who desires to further his/her career at the credit union can apply for the program. G2 combines written coursework and quarterly presentations focused around communication, leadership, interpersonal relations, and performance management with practical one-on-one mentoring meetings, as well as participant think tank meetings. Participants are also required to get involved with industry networking organizations as well as volunteer organizations.