The Mentoring Team works closely with the Membership & Mentoring Coordinator to coordinate the Young SIETAR Mentoring Program, which will be launched in 2017. If you are interested in the Mentoring Program or in joining the Mentoring Team, please contact our Membership & Mentoring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young SIETAR Mentoring Program
The Young SIETAR Mentoring Program was developed for YS members who seek interpersonal guidance and practical information about establishing themselves and developing their skills within the intercultural field. YS has several members and “friends” who are willing and able to fulfill this role but who also want to develop their own mentoring skills. This program brings these people together in a structured yet flexible way.
The YS Mentor program is a two-way street where Mentors not only guide Mentees but also learn from them and their interaction. Mentees are invited to share their ideas and exchange information that challenges "how things are done". The main objectives from this type of exchange are for participants to:
Share information about opportunities in the intercultural field
Focus on personal and professional development
Provide affirmation and confirmation for Mentees and Mentors that they are heading in the right direction
Have an opportunity for regular virtual contact (and potentially face-to-face contact if geographically possible) where shared goals can be clarified and attained
The YS Mentoring Program relationship is for 1 year (12 months) with regular virtual check-ins at least once per month for 1-2 hours per month (12 per year), or more as requested and negotiated by both parties. This time and rhythm commitment ensures that both parties are fully engaged and that the relationship sustains more than just one-way advice giving. Although the participation of both parties is voluntary, we do ask that you honor this minimum commitment of time. Because our organization is global, most mentoring relationships are virtual (e.g. phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.). However, if a mentor and mentee are in the same geographical location, there may the opportunity to meet face-to-face.