The Transitions Launches Industrywide Mentorship Program

The group focused on addressing the generational shift in workers’ compensation is providing a free program to connect cross-organizational mentors and mentees

ATLANTA, March 3, 2021The Transitions, a volunteer-run organization created to help the workers’ compensation industry address the influx and outflux of talent over the coming decade, has officially launched an industrywide mentorship program to elevate the next generation of workers’ compensation leaders.

The new, cross-organizational mentorship program was launched during the group’s third webinar of the year, Reimagine Mentorship, held on February 18, 2021. A recorded version of the session is now available.   

The Transitions’ mentorship network is a free program to connect mentors and mentees and promote professional and personal growth. While focused primarily on payers and service providers within the work comp industry, the program is a big tent available to anyone in the broader insurance and risk management market.

“A strategic and transparent mentoring program is a critical component for our industry to successfully address the talent crisis,” said Mark Pew, senior vice president of product development and marketing at Preferred Medical and co-founder of The Transitions and the mentorship program. “The fact that The Transitions program is open-sourced and free makes it widely available to those who are passionate about intergenerational knowledge sharing and learning.”

In addition to Pew, thirteen other industry leaders serve on the Mentorship Advisory Council and have jointly developed, launched, and will now execute this collaborative program. The Council has two teams led by The Transitions co-founders: Barry Bloom, managing principal of The bdb Group, leads the mentor team and Dr. Claire Muselman, Workers’ Recovery Director at Continental Western Group, leads the mentee team. The teams will help match mentors and mentees and provide education and ongoing support beyond the matching process.

Anyone interested in joining the program as a mentor can complete this survey. Those interested in being a mentee should complete this survey. Individuals may also fill out both surveys as The Transitions supports and encourages lifelong learning.

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About The Transitions

The Transitions is a movement to help the workers’ compensation industry, collectively and individually, think strategically about how to handle the influx and outflux of talent over the coming decade. It started as a diverse panel of individuals for an October 2020 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability conference session. However, the more these individuals planned the session, the more they became convinced that this conversation should not be a one-time “presentation.” Instead, it evolved into an ongoing mission to facilitate a meaningful dialogue within the industry and within companies on how to create an orderly transition that captures and institutionalizes the knowledge that is leaving while embracing the vision that is entering. The Transitions founders are a multi-generational, purpose-driven group of industry veterans and emerging leaders with a big vision and a passion for progress.

For more information, contact The Transitions at TheTransitionsWorkComp@gmail.com. You can also follow The Transitions on LinkedIn and its interactive Forum for ongoing thought-provoking dialogue.