The trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
2022 Mentor and Mentee Meet-n-Greets will be held in October, November, and December.
Help us recruit volunteers! Download Mentor Circle Flyer
A significant reason people join associations is to connect with like-minded professionals and learn from one another. At times, talking with peers outside of your company provides a safe and beneficial forum. Given our diverse industry and membership, employees of FPSA member companies invite individuals to:
How does the Mentor Circle work?
Will interact with small groups via video conferencing. The groups will choose meeting times, time frames, and topics, with some ready-to-use material available. Mentors will receive initial training and ongoing support.
Interacting in small groups, mentees will share experiences, challenges, and successes with the group and mentor. In addition, there will be opportunities for coaching, Q&As, etc.
The Mentor Circles typically meet virtually for interactive small group sessions that provide ALL FPSA members, regardless of the stage in their career, the opportunity to become a mentor, or work with a mentor, to nurture professional growth. Each Mentor Circle can choose to cover a variety of work-related topics, such as:
What I have learned is more than I can actually articulate here… What I value is the individuality and intelligence of each of the circle members… our meetings provide relief, and some solace as well as discovery and guidance. – DeEtta Derby (Eclipse Innovative)
Being a part of this program allows me to give back in ways I wished others had when I was preparing for the workforce… I hope to continue with this program and find even more growth within myself. – Carrie Zillman (The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company)
Everyone has a different story, but we all have one common goal… to succeed and live a great life. I was able to learn from the mentees as much as they were learning from me. – Andrew “Atch” Atchison (Miller Resource Group)
Fun and energizing to form a relationship with very talented students who are some of the future leaders in the food industry. – Darin Zehr (Commercial Food Sanitation)