NextGen Speed Mentoring

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Inspiration, words of wisdom, and a wealth of experience filled the NLA galleries last night as we hosted our first ever Speed Mentoring event as part of the NextGen Programme.

Twenty industry leaders from across the built environment profession, acted as Mentors for the evening and met with over forty young professionals, imparting their knowledge to the next generation of talent and tomorrow’s leaders. Mentees were able to meet with a varied group of Mentors for ten minute “speed-mentoring” sessions, gaining a range of valuable insights into particular challenges they were facing, project specific issues or their own career progression. 

For us, the energy and enthusiasm in the room was in itself inspiring and encouraging. Since its inception at the beginning of the year, the NLA NextGen Programme has sought to identify and support young talent within the industry, and champion the professional development of the built environment’s future leaders. The Speed Mentoring event is a prime example of this ambition and evidence of what we can provide here at NLA: a springboard for the next generation. Expect many more like it as we continue our support of fresh talent and new ideas in the NextGen programme!  

“I thought "speed-mentoring" was a great success. I think all the mentors were slightly humbled by the wealth of knowledge we can impart and help guide this unbelievably enthusiastic  generation!”
- Rob Partridge, Partner, AKT II, NLA Mentor

“The mentors were often an inspiration in themselves but also thoughtful with some good insights and suggestions. Really enjoyed the evening and came away feeling quite optimistic and with some new avenues to explore.”
- John Hurle, London Structures, Ramboll, NLA Mentee
NextGen is supported by Principal Supporters Gardiner & Theobald and Associate Sponsors BuroFour.

For more photographs of the event please click here and for more information on the NextGen programme please click here

Lucie Murray
Programme Manager, New London Architecture

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John Alderson, Partner, G&T
Yolande Barnes, Head of World Research, Savills
Geoffrey Bee, Partner, Weston Williamson + Partners
Emily Gee, Head of Listing Advice, Historic England
Tom Goodall, Senior Projects Director, Argent
John Gray, Partner, HTA  
Ian Higgs, Partner, Buro Four
Alex Lawrence, Head of Building Structures, Ramboll
Carol Lelliott, Partner, Nicholas Hare
Michael Lowndes, Executive Director, Turley
Patrick Mckeogh, Managing Director, Pipers
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture
Rob Partridge, Partner, AKTII
Parag Pasad, Managing Director, London Business Coaching
Tracey Pollard, Director, Bruce Gillingham Pollard
Heinz Richardson, Board Director, Jestico + Whiles
Mike Stiff, Partner, Stiff + Trevillion           
Jo Wright, Practice Leader, Arup  


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