The Electronic Security Association is Accepting
Applications for a New Mentorship Program
The Class of 2016 Will Be Announced
at ESA’s Leadership Summit in February
Irving, Texas (November 12, 2015) — The
Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the launch of its latest member benefit in
the form of a Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program is designed to foster the growth of
rising leaders within the industry and assist in bridging the gap between multiple
The structured, nine-month program will connect those looking for guidance
and growth in their security industry career with industry veterans who have committed to
sharing their experiences and perspectives. The program will officially begin with 25
mentor/mentee pairs in January and the Class of 2016 will be announced at the 2016 ESA
Leadership Summit, set for Jan. 31 – Feb. 3 in Chandler, Ariz.
Members of the Young Security Professionals (YSP) Group Council and ESA staff will
match mentees with mentors from ESA-member companies based on developmental goals and areas of
interest included in the participant applications.
The cornerstone of the mentorship program is the comprehensive
Professional Development Series, in which mentors and their mentees will meet for a minimum of two
hours per month either in person or via phone/video conference. The in-person
meetings will begin at the Leadership Summit and also take place at ESX and at a special event
in October that will mark the culmination of the program.
Mentorship pairs will also read and review two books over the
course of the program: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Driving People and
Organizations by Robert Kriegel and David Brandt, and Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power
of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis.
Mentors and mentees are also encouraged to participate in philanthropic efforts to give back
to their communities and/or the industry. Participants are encouraged to support the efforts of
ESA Gives Back or volunteer for national or local causes. Mentors and mentees are also
strongly encouraged to take an active role in local government relations activities. Government
relations activities may include organizing an event in their home state, setting up meetings
with elected officials to discuss topics important to the industry, or simply staying informed
on legislation that could positively or negatively impact the industry.
Eligible mentees must be under 45 years of age and employed with an ESA member company for a
minimum of one year. They must submit a completed application, resume and letter of
recommendation by Nov. 20, 2015, along with their manager’s approval in writing.
Only 25 pairs of mentors and mentees will be accepted into the program, so download the Mentor and Mentee application as appropriate. For
more information please contact Jaclyn Sion at Jaclyn.Sion@ESAweb.org or call (972) 807-6818.
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the
largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member
companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and
electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental
clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and
management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services
that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or
on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.