ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

ICSC Mentoring


 

The ICSC Mentoring Scheme is a talent and development platform for Europe’s retail real estate industry, supporting the advancement and guidance of tomorrow’s leaders. ICSC members gain a unique opportunity to be paired with one of the industry’s top leaders in a one-year mentorship programme. The scheme aims to encourage professional and personal growth, providing participants with new skills and knowledge for their future careers.

WHY JOIN?

ICSC offers deserving applicants the opportunity to work with industry leaders on a pan-European level.  This means that not only will you have the potential to learn from the best in your industry, but you’ll also gain insight across borders.

With your mentor, you’ll learn from past experiences, test new ideas and discuss your points of view.  Of course, ICSC will always be on hand to offer any support and guidance necessary throughout the one-year process.


HOW TO APPLY?

The steps are simple:

1. FORMULATE ONE KEY QUESTION

We want to know what one key question you would ask a top industry professional, if given the opportunity.  Thinking about your career and the retail real estate industry in general, what insight would you ask of that leader?

Tips for Success:

  • Think beyond asking how they got to where they are in their career.
  • Think about where you want to go in your career –what nugget of industry expertise would take you to the next level?
  • Your question should challenge and stretch the minds of both you and a potential mentor.

2. PRESENT YOUR QUESTION

Once you’ve thought of your question, we want to know how you would present it.  We’re looking for creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  We’ll accept any kind of format, including, but not limited to:

  • Video  (MPEG 4, AVI, Quicktime, etc.)
  • Audio (MP3, Podcast / Radio-style Interview, etc.)
  • PowerPoint
  • PDF
  • JPG / GIF

3. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM

Now that you’ve thought of your question and how you’re going to present it, we want to know a little bit about you.  Be sure to fill out the application form.

4. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Finally, when all your materials are ready, you can submit your entry to ICSC here. The deadline is 31 March 2018.


CONFIRMED MENTORS

Derek Barker
Managing Director
Haskoll

Clemens Brenninkmeijer
Managing Director
Redevco Netherlands

Yvonne Court
Partner International Retail Consultancy
Cushman & Wakefield

James Dolphin
Director, Head of Retailer Services
JLL

Kathrine Heiberg
CEO
reteam international

Chris Igwe
Founder/Owner
Chris Igwe International

Marcel Kokkeel
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Corporate Management Committee
Citycon Oyj

Jean Pierre Payat
Managing Director
Neofidem 

Alison Rehill
Managing Director, Turkey
Pradera Services Ltd.

Guillaume Sadoux
Partner
Bird’s Eye View

Andrew Vaughan
CEO
Redevco, B.V.

Henrike Waldburg
Head of Investment Management Shopping Centres
Union Investment Real Estate