Event: BizSchool Mentorship Programme 2017

Location:GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo
Start Date: 2017-06-03
End Date:2017-11-30
Summary:BizSchool is looking for adult Professionals who would like to be volunteer mentors in 2017.


Mentors Needed!

BizSchool would like to thank all volunteers  once more for your involvement and dedication during the BizSchool December Programme 2016 and all other BizSchool programmes. The delegates left the programme inspired, confident and ready to take responsibility for their lives, however as they have now entered into the real world of work in 2017 , they need ongoing support, encouragement and the belief of an objective person that “they can do it!”. 
In this regard, we offer our alumni the opportunity to participate in a BizSchool Mentoring programme, and we need mentors to mentor 1 to 3 mentees for the rest of the year.  The mentors are adult professionals who want to give back, who are serious about walking alongside a mentee/s for the rest of 2017, and committed to attending the mentoring meetings and follow up outside of the meetings. In short, the mentors are prepared to mentally and emotionally invest in the lives of these young people.
Mentors need to demonstrate responsibility, commitment and perseverance.  Therefore there may be times when as a mentor you are tired, not in the mood or have too much work,  but not attending the mentoring session means that you are telling your mentee that they are not important! Many of our mentees have a lifetime of hearing this.  This relationship needs to demonstrate something new for our mentees.
It requires 3 meetings during 2017 of 2 hours 30 minutes each.  These meetings will take place on a day agreed upon by the mentee/s and mentor.  It also involves attending a mentoring training evening one hour before the first meeting.
The mentor will decide on the means of communication outside of the one-on-one meetings. The mentor may decide to communicate via email, WhatsApp or phone calls. We suggest you keep in touch on a weekly basis with sms, email, Facebook or Whatsapp messenger.
Your role is not to counsel your mentee but rather to listen, encourage, support, peruse other options or avenues with them that they may not have thought of, keep them accountable to all they commit to do and be during 2017 and possibly, very occasionally, to give advice.  At the end of 2017 your delegate may ask you to write a short reference for them.
Mentors and Mentees are expected to meet at least once in: June(Initial meeting), August and October.

Please feel free to contact Dudu Mntambo at or on 072 406 8903 for further information.


RSVP by Wednesday 17 May 2017 as per above email.

Save the date:

Mentorship meeting: Saturday 3 June 2017, 9:00am to 11:30am at GIBS 26 Melville Road, Illovo. 



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