Get ready to fuel your career with the CAMP circles program! Join us now to develop personal and professional relationships with others in the Colorado legal community who can help you learn and grow. If you're looking for community and peer guidance, you'll find participating in a circle to be a rewarding part of your experience in the CAMP program.
The mentoring circles concept relies on peer-to-peer mentoring, as opposed to traditional mentoring paradigms. In the circle program, participants of all practice levels are encouraged to join an ongoing circle or propose their own mentoring topic. Topics don’t always have to be practice related and they can cover a wide range of ideas. A few inspiration topics include “Working Moms,” “Young Lawyers,” or “Time Management.”
Circle owners designate limits for the number of participants, set expectations for how, when, and why the circle will meet, and put their proposed circle on a “marketplace” – a listing of circles that need participants. Lawyers browse the marketplace for circles that catch their fancy and when enough people join, the circle owner formally launches the circle.
What benefits might group mentoring bring to your career?
Knowledge sharing: People from across practice areas and generations can learn from one another, expanding the knowledge pool.
Expanding awareness of career development opportunities: People looking to get into specific practice areas can network with those who have done so, or connect with colleagues who are currently working on some version of what they’re looking for professionally.
Building personal relationships: There’s a reason Gallup asks the question “Do you have a best friend at work?” as part of their annual Q12 engagement questionnaire. Making friends with people at work contributes to retention, and circles can help people find those with common interests.
Improving innovation: Solve challenges in unique ways by connecting people with varying skillsets who are interested in solving the same challenge.
Join or create a circle below and take the next step in expanding your professional network!