In today’s society, mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth and is used in many professions. In the safety management field, it can be an integral way for seasoned professionals to impart their knowledge and experiences with people who are less experienced or have only recently entered the profession. It is also an ideal opportunity for senior safety management professionals to educate their junior counterparts on ways for them to advance their careers.
A key component of career advancement for many safety managers is through successfully achieving the appropriate professional certifications. To assist in this important endeavor, the Institute for Safety and Health Management has introduced an official mentoring program.
The ISHM’s mentoring program has been developed in large part to help individuals achieve their certification goals. It encourages those seeking a mentor to begin the mentoring relationship with specific goals and expectations to enhance the results of the program. Benefits of the program often extend far beyond the initial expectations, and may include:
Access to a support system during critical stages of career development
An insider's perspective on how be successful in obtaining EHS certifications
Clearer understanding and enhancement of career plans
Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
Direct access to powerful resources within your profession
Identification of skill gaps
Greater knowledge of success factors
Methods and procedures to be successful on certification exams
The foundation of a lasting professional network
“For safety professionals who already know what certification they want, or if they need assistance in determining which certification best matches their needs and requirements, a mentor can be in invaluable asset,” said Larry Curtis, CSHM, Executive Director of ISHM. “Getting certified in the safety management field can lead to new employment opportunities, career advancement, peer recognition and a long list of other benefits. Having a mentor can help in all of these areas.”
The premier credentialing organization for those functioning as safety and health managers in the work environment is the ISHM. It administers the internationally recognized and accredited Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification and the Associate Safety Health Manager (ASHM) and Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) programs. For more information about the Institute for Safety and Health Management’s mentoring program or the CSHM, ASHM or CSMP certification programs, please visit www.ISHM.org, email info@ISHM.org or call (877) 201-4053.
About the Institute for Safety and Health Management
The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the premier credentialing organization founded to promote the establishment of standards and recognition of safety and risk management professionals. Through the ISHM’s certification programs, Certified Safety and Health Manager, Associate Safety Health Manager and Certified Safety Management Practitioner, it promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.