Group Mentoring Program

The primary goal of the program is to help empower emerging benefits professionals by sharing industry knowledge and providing information on the skills needed to succeed. The program provides an informal, relaxed forum in a group setting to discuss real-life business and career challenges with experienced benefits professionals and peers within the NEEBC community. 

Please note that this is not a 1:1 mentoring program that pairs individual emerging benefits professionals with experienced professionals. Sessions are run in a small group setting. However,1:1 mentoring on an ad-hoc basis may be offered as optional and in addition to the group sessions.

What is an Emerging Benefits Professional?
Our target audience is benefits professionals who have fewer than 10 years of experience in benefits. This includes employers, brokers/consultants and service providers.

What is the NEEBC Group Mentoring Program?

  • A relaxed environment for emerging benefits professionals to learn about important employee benefits topics and the skills required to succeed from leaders in the field and each other.
  • A forum for discussing specific challenges, both business- and career-related in a small group setting with experienced professionals and peers.

Where and How Often Will the Group Meet?

  • The sessions are held on the second Thursday of the month from March through December (with a break in July and August), from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
  • As State and Federal guidelines become more defined with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting format will be either virtual or in-person in Boston.

Is There a Cost to Participate?
There is a nominal fee of $50 to participate in the annual program. Emerging benefits professionals who wish to participate must also be a NEEBC individual or corporate member.

What Topics Will the Program Address?
A schedule including topics for each session will be distributed at the first session. Here are a few examples of potential topics based on prior programs:

  • The benefits profession from all sides
  • Skills for success in benefits
  • Developing leadership skills and competencies
  • Managing your professional growth
  • Deep dives into benefits issues of the day (e.g., wellness and health management, behavioral health, FMLA, strategic communications)

What’s Expected of Participants?

  1. Have fewer than 10 years of experience in benefits.
  2. Commit to regular attendance and active participation.

What are the Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must have fewer than 10 years of experience in benefits and total rewards and must be a NEEBC individual or organizational member to participate.

Who are the Committee Members Overseeing the Program?

  • Alexandra (Sasha) Korman, Segal
  • Nancy Lazgin, Retired Benefits Professional
  • Jennifer Aylwin, Vertex
  • Michael Clark, A.J. Gallagher

Who is our Faculty?

Seasoned, content matter experts and active members of the NEEBC community – employers, consultants, brokers, and advisors.

How to Apply?

The application process is closed for 2022.


Please contact the Mentoring Program Chair, Alexandra (Sasha) Korman, [email protected]