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Are you ready to give something back?

Call for mentors

We are looking for experienced and first time mentors to be part of Elemed’s mentoring academy!
If you are open minded, flexible, solution oriented and willing to share your experience to help others, we want to hear from you.
This is a fully structured 7 month program, we provide the resources, toolkits, frameworks, webinars and community – you provide 90 minutes / month for 7 months to your mentee, an open ear and your experience. It’s free for mentors, and we will donate 30% of profits to a charity of your choice.

“I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned.”

Herbie Hancock
What Elemed's Mentoring Academy offers

What we offer

Highly tailored matching process
Support on how to be a mentor
1 on 1, personalised mentoring
Ongoing support and monthly meet-ups

Free, on demand webinars for mentors
Communication hubs for mentors
30% of profits donated to Charity
Certificate as an Elemed Academy Mentor

What Elemed's Mentoring Academy offers

What we offer

Highly tailored matching process
Support on how to be a mentor
1 on 1, personalised mentoring
Ongoing support and monthly meet-ups
Free, on demand webinars for mentors
Communication hubs for mentors
30% of profits donated to Charity
Certificate as an Elemed Academy Mentor

What a mentor does

    • HELPS SET MENTEE GOALS – Use the Elemed goal-setting framework to help ensure goals are practical and useful
    • LISTENS – Get a clear view of your mentee’s aspirations
    • SHARES EXPERIENCE & GIVE ADVICE – Even if you are not an ‘expert’, an outside perspective makes all the difference
    • ASKS QUESTIONS – Empowers and helps the mentee overcome challenges by asking good questions
    • RECOMMENDS TASKS & RESOURCES – Share and recommend TedTalks, books, or other useful resources or tasks that could support the mentee in achieving their goals
    • BEING AVAILABLE – Maintain regular contact, and acting as sounding board when needed
    • RESPECT CONFIDENTIALITY – Ensure what happens in mentoring, stays in mentoring
    • ENCOURAGES INDEPENDENCE – You are setting the stage for intrinsic and ongoing growth
    • INSPIRES CONFIDENCE – Inspire your mentee to tackle more challenging goals and milestones

Benefits of being a mentor

Do I have what it takes to be a mentor?

Executive mentor

  • 18+ years experience in your field
  • Multilayer leadership experience (managing leaders)
  • Responsibility managing across multiple geographies
  • Currently in a VP level role or similar
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Mentor

  • 12+ years experience within your field
  • Either strong technical experience in QA/RA/Cl as senior subject matter expert
  • OR Leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Hear from our current participants:

"A great quality match."
- Mentor in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
"Helping mentees set up smart goals."
- Mentor in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
"Having the chance to support mentees with technical skills and goal setting."
- Mentor in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
"Helping mentees improve tiny habits and support their career journey."
- Mentor in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
"The mentor I am paired with is great! Her perspective has helped me to see some of the challenges I faced from a different viewpoint and alter my strategy."
- Mentee in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
"The mentor-mentee match making was well thought through. I had lively discussions during my mentoring sessions where I could ask all my questions and where I learned a lot from the experience of my mentor."
- Mentee in Elemed's Mentoring Academy
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FAQ

When does the program start?
All applications need to be made by the 26th of March 2021. We will communicate matches in late March/ beginning of April 2021 and the program will run from 1st of April 2021 until 31st of October 2021.

How much time do I need to invest in this program?
This is a 7 months program. We recommend meeting with your mentee once a month for approx 90 minutes and being available if needed in between. It is up to the mentor and mentee to set the rhythm and tempo of the sessions.

Is there any cost for mentors?
No, the Elemed’s mentoring academy is free of charge for mentors.

Is this group or individual mentoring?
We do offer both options and will ask you to specify if you are open to mentoring small groups in your application.

How do you choose who gets paired with who?
The application process gathers information on your background, skills, availability and interests, to ensure that we are making the best possible match.2

I have never been a mentor before… What support do you offer?
We will provide an optional introductory webinar on how to get started and best practises. Elemed has created a range of tools, templates and resources in order to help you along your journey as a mentor. We will be organising virtual meetups where you can connect with other mentors, and a support group for all mentors to discuss and share best practises with each other. We will be checking in with your mentee and sharing feedback directly with you for your own continuous improvement purposes.

I have a clause in my contract saying that I can’t carry out another job, is that an issue?
No. Being a mentor is not a job – it is a learning experience and part of your ongoing personal and professional development. This is a voluntary activity and not a job. We will donate 30% of all proceeds to a charity of your choice.

How do you ensure confidentiality?
All mentors and mentees will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The subject matter of discussions should not cover company secrets, and we recommend not discussing highly sensitive information.
We will also avoid pairing direct competitors – please let us know in the application form if this is something we should know.

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