In an effort to continue serving our mission, BGHC is excited to announce the continuation of our Leadership Development Program.
Led by the BGHC’s Leadership & Development Committee (LDC), this program is designed to create mentorships between Black professionals and established leaders/executives in various positions in and around hockey.
The overall goal of this program is to provide Black professionals, of any age, the opportunity to work comfortably in any aspect of hockey. Whether you’re fresh out of college looking for a job or an adult with a desire to change careers, our intention is to empower you to chase your dreams. And once paired with one of our vetted, sincere mentors, we will monitor your mentorship to ensure you are provided with a multidisciplinary set of industry skills, business development strategies, and organizational tips for lifelong success in the workplace and beyond.
Applications are now being accepted for 2022 Term 1 (Jan – June)!
(Mentee applications due Mon. Jan. 31)
- This program is fully inclusive to ALL Black people of ALL genders and gender identities.
- Applicants between 16-22 years of age are encouraged to apply, however, adults of any age looking for professional growth and expansion can submit an application as well!
- International applications are welcome too!
To strengthen and encourage a passion for hockey, it is important to recognize that there is more to the game than just the on-ice athletic performance. Spaces where we encourage applicants to consider expanding their involvement to improve hockey culture include and are not limited to the following areas:
Categories of Applied Interest | Mentor Areas of Expertise:
- Broadcast journalism, radio, color commentary, play-by-play
- Print and editorial journalism
- Executive and hockey operations
- Managerial, player personnel
- Marketing, communications, new media, social media
- Coaching, scouting
- Physiotherapy, athletic training, kinesiologists, team physicians
- Equipment managers
Interested in being a Mentor?
Applications to be a mentor will be accepted at any time. For consideration to be a mentor, click the link below to submit your mentor application and a LDC member will contact you for next steps.
Mentee Eligibility Criteria:
This mentorship program is fully inclusive to ALL Black people of ALL genders and gender identities. Applicants between 16-22 years of age are encouraged to apply, however, adults of any age looking for professional growth and expansion can submit an application as well! International applications are welcome too!
- If enrolled in school, applicants need to be in academic standing. But being a student is NOT a requirement.
Mentorships will be offered twice a year and continue for 6 months. There will be regular check-ins between mentors, mentees, *parents, and members of the BGHC Leadership and Development Committee.
- Term 1: January – June
- Term 2: June – December
*if under age the age of 18, a parent or guardian will be mandatory during check-in meetings.
TERM 1 (JAN – JUNE):
Written applications for Term 1 are due Monday, January 31.
For applicants that pass the written portion, they will be contacted for the next phase in the application process. This will be a zoom face-to-face interview in early January with a representative of the Leadership Development Committee. Decisions will quickly be made to officially begin the program in late Jan/early Feb.
TERM 2 (june – december)
Written applications for Term 2 are due Sunday, June 26.
For applicants that pass the written portion, they will be contacted for the next phase in the application process. This will be a zoom face-to-face interview with a representative of the Leadership Development Committee. Decisions will quickly be made to officially begin the program in late June/early July.
Interested in applying?
Submit your application now to secure your spot and claim your space in success!
Review our FAQ below for additional info. For any additional inquiries, send us an email.
STILL GOT QUESTIONS?!
What does the Mentorship entail?
- Each Mentorship will have it’s own vibe, as different Mentors and areas of interest will have customized milestones, check points, etc. Mentees can generally expect to meet with Mentors at least once a month and come curious to engage with your assigned Mentor. Make sure you thoroughly review the application for additional information and feel free to send us an email with “Mentorship Program Questions” in the subject line.
How do I know if I’m a good fit to be a Mentor?
- Mentors should come with a sincere, shared passion for the BGHC mission and be willing to adhere to that at all times. A willingness to dedicate time to your Mentee is also required in order to help them reach their milestones.
I’m interested in being with a Mentee. How do I know if I’m qualified to be a Mentee?
- If your interest sparked after reviewing the program information – APPLY. This program is designed to break down the barriers that unfortunately are around hockey culture. All you have to be is curious and willing to learn. If you’re ready for that – then you can be a Mentee.
When can I apply?
- Applications to be a mentor will be accepted at any time, all year round. Potential Mentee applications deadlines are listed on the application.
Which term do I apply for?
- Mentorship terms last 6 months (Term 1 Jan. – June, Term 2 June – Dec.). Applications are accepted at any time and you’ll be in consideration for the upcoming term.
Who do I contact for more information?
- General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, however PLEASE put “Mentorship Program Questions” in your subject line.
What if the area I am interested in is not listed?
- Please reach out if the expertise/subject area you are interested in is not listed, as we are constantly updating our roster of Mentors. Don’t be shy! You might inspire our next Mentor search 😉
Where should I turn in my application??
- Applications need to be submitted by the deadline via email to email@example.com. PLEASE put “mentorship application” in the subject line