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IoIC mentoring is a member benefit which is designed to facilitate informal connections between internal communication professionals and support both mentees and mentors in their professional development.

Through careful consideration of your individual requirements we will connect you with a like-minded professional with whom you can develop an ongoing encouraging and confidential relationship to help you achieve your objectives or simply share ideas and challenges with. 

The programme is designed to benefit both parties and provides the opportunity to connect with someone outside of your organisation to share expertise and knowledge, develop new skills and tools, build self-confidence and grow your personal network.


Why join the IoIC's mentoring programme?


Benefits of mentoring for mentees:

  • Increased self-confidence and self-awareness 
  • Providing the time and space to reflect on your career and ongoing development
  • Developing skills and/or competencies 
  • Exposure to new/different ways of thinking 
  • Contributing to your CPD 
  • Learning from experienced professionals 
  • Guided and supported professional development and goal setting 
  • Developing a long-lasting connection and growing your personal network 
  • Helping you to gain recognition for your willingness to develop.

Benefits of mentoring for mentors:

  • Developing your technical and interpersonal skills 
  • Allowing you to share your knowledge and experience – giving you a sense of personal accomplishment 
  • Developing your leadership skills 
  • Demonstrating commitment to the profession and its advancement 
  • Developing a long-lasting connection and growing your personal network 
  • Contributing to your CPD. 

Promoting diversity and inclusion

As the UK's only professional body dedicated to internal communication, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to do everything we can to create a more inclusive, diverse and accessible profession.

We would therefore like to offer anyone from an underrepresented group who is either seeking to enter or progress within the IC profession the opportunity to apply for the mentoring scheme even if they are not currently an IoIC member. To find out more about this please contact us on [email protected] 

Applications are now closed for mentees. 
We are still accepting applications from Mentors until Friday 1 July. To apply, please complete the application form below:
If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected]
Please note that due to the number of applications received from mentees in comparison to applications from mentors, the IoIC cannot guarantee a match every time. Before submitting an application please ensure you have read the mentoring FAQs.  



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