QGI Academic Mentoring Programme
Information for Participants
1. How often should we meet and how long does the partnership last?
The partnership lasts one year and the usual expectation is for a maximum of six meetings per annum each meeting lasting between 30 and 90 minutes. Some people have more “email type meetings” after the initial couple of face to face meetings. Sometimes mentoring relationships continue in various ways, however the expectation of this Programme is that they will formally conclude at end of academic year.
2. Where should we meet?
This is up to the pair to decide – some people meet in coffee shops, some in the office of Mentee or Mentor.
3. How should we prepare for the first meeting?
Consider the following questions and discuss your thoughts with one another:
4. What should we talk about?
This will depend on the Mentee’s wishes however some common topics include:
5. The meetings: In general the meetings work best if they are structured. The following points are helpful for both parties to consider:
QGI Mentorship for Leadership Programme
This is a mentorship for leadership programme for female professors and/or women in senior leadership roles in schools (mentees). Mentors will be drawn from male and female senior managers and directors in the university (mentors).
We have identified a problem. The university management structure is currently in a very dynamic phase with very many new management positions being created. However, so far few women have applied for these positions and only 2 of 27 recent senior university appointments were awarded to women. Mentoring is a way of preparing more women to apply for these positions.
Missed the boat?
We don’t believe so. We believe there will be dynamic movement in and out of these positions.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is the pairing of an experienced individual (mentor) with a less skilled or experienced individual (mentee) in a relationship of mutual trust for the primary purpose of developing the mentee’s career.
Who will be the mentors?
In this pilot scheme, we are looking for Faculty PVCs, Faculty Deans, Heads of School, Global research Institute and PRP Directors of all sexes, male, female and transgender.
Who will be the mentees?
Female and transgender professors all grades.
What are the unique principles of this QGI Scheme?
What is the commitment?
It’s a year-long programme, with the expectation of up to a maximum of six meetings. Start date of Mentorship pairings is 15th November 2018. If you would be willing to participate, please fill out the brief form and we will get back in touch.
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