Advocacy Know How: Mentors Are Not Always Sponsors

Cid Wilson 

President and CEO — HACR

Session: Advocacy Know How: Mentors Are Not Always Sponsors

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Session Description: Mentors are the baseline. Sponsors are the accelerators. What’s the role of a mentor in progressing your career aspirations? Why should someone risk their own political capital as your sponsor? Is your name top of mind behind closed doors? And, as an executive, how do you know when to sponsor the next generation leader?

Takeaways will include: 

  • Understanding the difference between a mentor and a sponsor
  • Identifying the role of a mentor and the role of a sponsor
  • Deciding when to become a sponsor yourself