MPA Futures Group | Peer Mentoring



commencing October 2023

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What is Peer Mentoring?
A series of 6, two-hour sessions taking place weekly, with a group of up to 10 participants. Each mentoring session will be facilitated by an industry champion including members from the MPA Futures Group Committee, MPA Publisher members, MPA staff and MPA Board members.

Each session will centre around a focus topic, led by a “specialist” executive brought in from the MPA membership to the peer mentoring group.  The first hour will take the form of a presentation or training session, followed by an hour-long group discussion around the topic plus general problem/issue sharing. The peer mentoring group will be encouraged to share their experiences and advice in an open (but confidential) environment.

Example focus topics include: Public Speaking, Finance, Imposter Syndrome, Resilience and Dealing with Difficult People, Negotiation Skills, Networking & Managing Upwards

When will the sessions run?
Sessions will run weekly from mid-October on Tuesday evenings between 18:00 and 20:00 at the MPA Offices in Central London.  As places are limited, we are looking for a minimum commitment of 5 out of the 6 scheduled sessions from applicants.

Scheduled sessions are:
Tuesday 3 October
Tuesday 10 October
Tuesday 17 October
Tuesday 24 October
Tuesday 31 October
Tuesday 6 November

Who is it open to?
Peer mentoring is open to anyone who has a minimum of 1 year’s experience working in music publishing and currently works at a company that holds MPA Publisher membership. The Futures Group was created so that the MPA could better connect with and engage more with our younger members.  The group unites the music publishing community and provides our younger members with job tips, advice, networking opportunities and support as well as an opportunity to feed into the work of the organisation.

What are we looking for in applicants?
We would like to reflect the broad range of publishing specialities and experience levels represented by our membership. We encourage applications from all areas and experience within the music publishing industry.  Please note we can only select one applicant per company.

Application deadline
The deadline for all applications is 18:00 on Monday 4 September 2023.

Application review and selection process
Applications will be reviewed by the Future Group committee and selected MPA staff. Applications will be reviewed w/c 4 September 2023 and successful applicants will be contacted shortly after that.  If your application is unsuccessful this time, we will be running more sessions in the future, so please do apply again.

How to apply
Please complete the form below in full and return to Membership Manager [email protected]

Download the application form here

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