The Nigerian Professional Group (NPG) is proud to announce a mentorship pilot program as part of its ongoing commitment to professional growth and community building. NPG is a vibrant professional organization dedicated to supporting African entrepreneurs, professionals at all levels, and students in achieving their full potential. We foster an environment of learning and collaboration among our members.

This mentorship program is designed to connect enthusiastic individuals at different stages of their careers with seasoned professionals in their respective fields. Our goal is to bridge the knowledge gap, enhance connections, and foster opportunities for professional development and personal growth. By doing so, we aim to create a robust network of support that promotes diversity and inclusion within various professional sectors.

As leaders in the professional community, we are eager to engage with emerging African professionals, entrepreneurs, and students. This initiative will create a space for mentorship, advocacy, and sponsorship, allowing participants to bring diverse perspectives and contribute to our collective DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) efforts. It also offers professional development opportunities within a supportive and inclusive association. We believe your role will help us reach individuals who have been historically underrepresented in various fields. Your leadership and commitment can drive meaningful change.

The benefits to both mentees and mentors are manifold: mentees gain valuable insights from seasoned professionals, expand their professional networks, and enjoy membership benefits, while mentors have the opportunity to impart knowledge and potentially learn from their mentees. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this further and collaborate with you to make this program a success.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why did the NPG create a mentorship program?

The mentorship program is designed to foster professional growth, community building, and knowledge sharing within the African professional community. By connecting professionals across various levels and industries, this program aims to bridge knowledge gaps, promote diversity and inclusion, and support capacity building in diverse areas. Whether you’re an emerging entrepreneur, an experienced executive, or anywhere in between, this program provides a unique opportunity to connect with others who share your interests and goals. Through mentorship, networking, and guidance, participants will gain valuable insights, expand their professional networks, and develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their chosen fields.

What is the duration of the mentor/mentee engagement?

The program’s first edition will run from September 2nd, 2024, to February 28th, 2025, and will feature a 6-month mentor/mentee relationship. Participants will be expected to meet for at least 1 hour every month, providing a structured and supportive environment for meaningful connections and growth.

Would I receive training with my mentor/mentee?

Yes, mentors and mentees will be required to attend a virtual training/opening ceremony before the program begins. Only the Opening and Closing ceremony will be required where expectations about the program will be shared and feedback/ monthly survey will be send out to assess the progress of participants.

Can I end my relationship with my mentor/mentee?

Yes, if the pairing isn’t respectful, safe, or beneficial, the mentor or mentee should report the issue immediately to the NPG via email to

How are mentors/mentees selected and paired?

Mentors are leaders who are members of the NPG or allies who have indicated interest and have the time commitment to engage for 6 months. Mentees are NPG members who have expressed interest and have the time commitment to engage for 6 months. Both parties also commit to attending the NPG mentors opening and closing event for program participants. Based on areas of interest and expertise, members will be matched accordingly.

What are the benefits for Mentees?
  1. Personalized guidance from experienced professionals
  2. Access to industry-specific knowledge and resources
  3. Networking opportunities with leaders in the field
  4. Enhanced skill development and career growth
  5. Increased confidence and professional support
  6. Opportunities for feedback and constructive criticism
  7. Insights into industry trends and best practices
  8. Potential for long-term professional relationships
  9. Improved problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  10. Support in setting and achieving career goals
What are the benefits for Mentors?
  1. Opportunity to give back and make a positive impact on someone’s career
  2. Chance to share knowledge and experience, solidifying own understanding and expertise
  3. Networking opportunities and expansion of professional connections
  4. Personal and professional growth through developing leadership and coaching skills
  5. Enhanced credibility and recognition as a subject matter expert
  6. Ability to gain fresh perspectives and insights from mentees
  7. Opportunity to reflect on own experiences and challenges, leading to personal growth
  8. Development of effective communication and active listening skills
  9. Potential for long-term professional relationships and a legacy of impact
  10. Sense of fulfillment and purpose through contributing to someone’s success
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