Maddy Marchildon

Maddy Marchildon

Director of Association Management & Consulting Services, Redstone Agency Inc.

Since graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2010, Maddy has worked with over 25 not-for-profit Canadian and international organizations and is currently the Director of Association Management & Consulting Services at Redstone Agency. Maddy was named a 2015 Top Forty Under 40 by the Association Forum of Chicagoland and USAE Weekly and is a 2014 recipient of the CSAE Donna Mary Shaw Award. She's fluent in French, and enjoys writing in both national languages for industry publications. Maddy loves to travel, attend festivals and be outdoors.

Cultivating Connections to Prepare Future Leaders

Wednesday, October 24
Time:  1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

This presentation will look at innovative ways to offer association mentorship opportunities without a huge financial investment. The session will focus on knowledge transfer between current and future leaders, exploring how reciprocal mentorship can be a useful tool in this process. Reciprocal mentorship is a relationship structure that harnesses the power of mentoring into a mutually beneficial relationship where each participant takes turns being the mentor and the mentee. Whereas traditional mentorship models focus on a one-way transfer of knowledge, reciprocal mentorship breaks this model to focus more on the ideas and knowledge being shared versus the structure of the relationship. The presentation will feature two-minute mentoring moments (speed mentoring with a twist!) to assist future and current leaders in cultivating connections. Practice skills during the session and throughout the conference.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover what key skills current leaders value the most in potential future leaders
  • Examine what young professionals look for in terms of coaching and mentoring relationships
  • Explore the value of knowledge transfer and reciprocal mentorship
  • Discover informal methods for mentoring and identify strategies to support application of the knowledge


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