SMPS Kansas City is currently seeking mentors and protégés to kick off the 2020-2021 program. This program supports the growth and development of our chapter members by offering the opportunity to meet with industry veterans.

Mentors gain the opportunity to practice and improve coaching skills by helping the next generation of marketers and business developers grow. Mentors are asked to meet with protégés every 6-8 weeks and attend program meetings.

Protégés will have the opportunity to build their network while gaining a better understanding of how to define their career path and identifying opportunities for development. Protégés are expected to come to meeting with mentors prepared with discussion topics and attend all program meetings.


The program matches senior members (in general, those with five or more years of experience) with junior members from non-competing firms based on individual interests.

The mentoring committee works to develop pairs or groups based on the interest and desires for the growth of the protégé.

A kick-off meeting is held with all members of the program. We will cover tentative schedules, roles and responsibilities, and suggestions for discussion topics.


  • October 30, 2020: Applications due.
  • November 12, 2020:  Selected protégés and mentors are contacted.
  • November/Early December 2020: Kick-off meeting.
  • December 2020 – September 2021: Pairs schedule one-on-one or group meetings.
  • January – September 2021: Three to five various group events (e.g. guest speakers, attending SMPS, or other industry events as a group).
  • September 2021: Program wrap-up.

For more information, please contact Nicole Lane, 785-418-1812, [email protected]

Note: All meetings and events will be virtual for the time being. 

2020 Program Information

Mentor Application 

Protege Application

Mentorship Program Fee

$75 program fee for protégés only. Click below to pay online.