Alumni Mentor | 2022/23 – call for partners!

AIESEC Alumni Poland is looking for other national AIESEC Alumni associations to run the next edition of our international mentoring program together!

1st edition of Alumni Mentor was done in 2020/2021 solely in Poland, in cooperation with a people development company Kingmakers (run by AIESEC Alumni). This year (2021/2022) together with AIESEC Alumni Sweden, AIESEC Alumni UAE and AIESEC Alumni Russia we run the 2nd, international edition. Now we’re looking for more partner associations to join us in edition 2022/23!

Why should your AIESEC Alumni association participate?

  • Create a positive impact on your environment.
  • Provide a high-quality, amazing development experience to your members.
  • Promote your association and gain new members – thanks to Alumni Mentor the membership base of AIESEC Alumni Poland trippled!

The quality of this mentoring program is ensured by:

  • Recruitment of mentors and mentees based on maturity – we are verifying application forms, checking the motivation of mentor and mentee candidates and assess their suitability for mentoring
  • Matching process – based on background, preferences and profiles described in application forms but also on LinkedIn
  • Training program for mentors and mentees – 3 professional trainings delivered by our partner Kingmakers to mentors and 1 training for mentees
  • Mentoring contracts – we require each pair to sign a mentoring contract describing their responsibilities in the mentoring process
  • Tracking of meetings – we do check if the pairs really meet and work
  • Evaluations – we monitor the quality of the program through mid-term evaluations and react if needed

Key assumptions:

  • Participants (mentors and mentees) can choose if they would like to work in mixed (international) or local pairs (or native language).
  • Kingmakers is the strategic partner of the program on an international level.
  • International coordination will be conducted by a coordinator appointed by the executive board of the AIESEC Alumni Poland association.
  • Each participating national Alumni association will appoint one national coordinator who will organize the program on the national level.
  • Key events happen within the same timeframes and dates. Key meetings (especially training for mentors and mentees) are joint for all participants and will be conducted in English.
  • Only formal members of the national AIESEC Alumni associations can participate in the program. This applies to both mentors and mentees. Each association can define its criteria for formal membership.
  • Key materials (application forms, evaluation surveys, mentoring contracts) are unified on the international level and will be written in English.
  • Mentor-mentee matching will be primarily done on the global level in cooperation with Kingmakers. National coordinators will participate and can provide suggestions for matching of participants coming from their countries.

Responsibilities

International coordinatorNational coordinators
– Timeframes.
– Application forms.
– Trainings for mentors and mentees.
– Mentor-mentee matching.
– Meta-mentoring sessions.
– Evaluation surveys.
– Promotion on the national level.
– Participation in matching.
– Tracking the progress of the mentoring process in pairs where the mentee comes from their country.

Timeframes

August 2022 – September 2022– Setup of cooperation among national AIESEC Alumni associations
– Recruitment of national coordinators
October 2022– Preparation of global templates for promotion materials
– Preparation of application forms
– Preparation of final local promotion materials
November 2022– Recruitment of mentors & mentees
– Global mandatory trainings for mentors and mentees
– Possibility for mentees to reconsider their mentoring goals
December 2022– Mentor-mentee matching
January – April 2023– Actual mentoring sessions – once every 3 weeks
– Evaluation surveys/checkpoint – which pairs are active (March)
– Mid-term global training for mentors (March)
– Meta-mentoring sessions for mentors (March)
May 2022– Final global training for mentors
– Final global evaluation surveys
– Global closure meeting
June 2022– Certificates for mentors

Referrals

These are some of the credits given by our mentors and mentees:

MenteesMentors
Thanks for the program (and the mentor) I jumped over a few levels of self-consciousness

The relationship will last beyond this program
The mentor was always prepared and available for advise any time

I鈥檓 satisfied with this program because 1) it was professional, 2) mentor was very inspiring, 3) I reached by goal

My initial goal evolved during the program, I could get to know myself better and every meeting brought new thoughts on future career development
I learned to listen better 馃檪

Basing on my mentee鈥檚 influence I took a decision to do something that I haven鈥檛 dared to do for 20 years

The development of the mentee, her work on herself, her happiness are my greatest satisfaction. I worked on my patience and listening skills – here was my biggest growth.

An interesting view from the other side, wide perspective, mastering of leadership skills

Next steps

If your national AIESEC Alumni association is interested or have questions, please write to marek.hojnacki (at) aiesec-alumni.pl and start looking for the national coordinator!

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