We have run a weekly gathering for the last few years that is called our mentor and mastermind group.  This is a resource we rarely push.  However, it is an invaluable tool for anyone that wants a little help or a nudge to keep them moving forward in their career.  If nothing else, this is a great way to hear about the experiences of others in the industry.

Changes to the Mentor Program

The big non-change going into 2019 is that we will keep the program free.  Donations are always welcome, but there is no cost to attend.  We even have some swag for those that make a couple of meetings.  Each session will also continue to be recorded, and those recordings are available to everyone that signs up to attend.  You can watch or listen to these at your convenience.

The significant changes this year are a switch to twice a month instead of weekly and the difference in duration.  We started to keep the meetings down to an hour and a half last Fall.  That has worked well and will continue.  The first thirty minutes will cover the mastermind tasks of pushing each other forward.  The last hour will be a mentor focused presentation and questions and answers session.

This year will also see the addition of a Trello board to help members review how others are doing.  It is a little more accountability and a way to keep us close even while reducing the number of meetings.

Keeping The Good

We have found the goals and nuggets to be highly useful and informative.  Therefore, we will continue to keep these on the agenda.  They are not mandatory, but it is recommended to contribute as that seems to be as much benefit to you as it is the team.  The presentation from each meeting will continue to be edited for our Vimeo channel (https://vimeo.com/develpreneur).  Check this out regularly for the latest published sessions.

If you want to learn more, you can read the page on the class at this link: Mentor-Mastermind Class

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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