The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

February 13, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Yards Brewing Company
500 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

"Preparing the Next Generation of ASHRAE Leaders"

presented by Ralph Kison


Joint Event with the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity


Thanks to Hitachi for sponsoring the drink tokens!


Join us for an educational dinner session and Brewery Tour!


  • Registration, Yards beer sampling and happy hour: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Dinner and scholarship awards: 6:00pm-6:30pm
  • Presentation: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Brewerty Tour will be available after the presentation on a first come, first served basis.

Registration includes one complimentary drink token.


Click here for video teaser Ralph created for us.



Mentoring can be a powerful resource and create mutually beneficial relationships for the mentor and mentee. ASHRAE members at any stage of their career, will benefit from having access to a fellow member as they work through a challenging or demanding project, move into a new role, or seek a trusted advisor relationship with a fellow member for a prolonged period.

Mentoring can be defined as a professional relationship between two individuals - one experienced (the mentor), and a less-experienced person (the mentee), to develop their skills, knowledge, confidence and competence to enhance and accelerate the mentees professional and personal growth.  For the mentor, it is an opportunity to pay-it-forward to the next generation and also a way of honoring those that helped them develop throughout their career.

Ralph will present a framework for creating a successful mentor/mentee relationship. He will also discuss the importance of mentoring considering the demographic forces that all firms must address to attract and retain the next generation of leaders. 



Ralph Kison is President of Kison Inc., Professional Development Specialists and Growth Through Learning Inc., an e-learning firm. He works with individuals, organizations and professional associations across North America in business-to-business and professional services environments. Ralph facilitates partnering and lessons learned sessions for project teams in addition to providing services focusing on employee and organizational development in the areas of leadership coaching, mentoring and succession planning. He also works with organizations across North America in business-to-business and professional services environments, to improve their business development and sales and customer service effectiveness. Ralph’s career includes over 29 years working with engineering, architectural, environmental services, geotechnical, construction, building products, distribution and insurance firms. He brings experience, perspective and passion to assist organizations and their employees maximize their potential and impact.
Ralph has taught professional sales courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the VANSEC I program for Sales and Marketing Executives International of Vancouver (SMEI).

EDUCATION AND MEMBERSHIPS: Ralph is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Marketing and Sales Management Program. He is a Certified Marketing Executive (CME) and Certified Sales Executive (CSE). Ralph is a member and past President (1993 - 1994) of SMEI Vancouver, member and past President (2003 – 2005) of the Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services (CSMPS) and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).


This is an RP (Research Promotion), MP (Membershup Promotion), Student Activities (Scholarships) and YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) Event!


$30.00 Chapter Member
$40.00 after 12:00 pm February 10

$10.00 Student Member

$40.00 Society Member
$50.00 after 12:00 pm February 10

$50.00 Non-Member
$60.00 after 12:00 pm February 10