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The program can provide Changemakers with domain specific knowledge regarding a particular organization function, inputs on developing strategy, operational advice on their projects and also share their networks and connections.
Experts can play a key role in the Changemakers’ journey by having collaborative and supportive conversations so that they can take their initiative to the next level.
Mentoring is a process in which the Expert helps the Changemaker to develop his or her goals and skills through a series of time-limited, confidential, one-on-one conversations and other learning activities.
This program provides many benefits to you as a Changemaker and enables you to:
The Experts also draw benefits from a mentoring relationship. As a Mentor, one gets the opportunity to share their wisdom and experiences, evolve their own thinking, develop new relationships, and deepen their skills.
As an Expert, you can be a Facilitator, Advisor, Role model, a Motivator, a Confidant, a Challenger and a source of inspiration. You also get an opportunity to utilize your expertise for supporting a social cause and being part of many Changemakers’ amazing journeys.
We have two types of experts – Organizational Function Experts & Domain Experts.
Organizational Function Experts who have experience in managing business and organizational functions:
Domain Experts who have deeper expertise in the following areas of social change:
Changemakers will be able to have 2 sessions of 1 hour each per month with an organizational or domain expert. These sessions will be spread over a period of 3 months. These sessions will support Changemakers to improve their plans and strategies.
Each Changemaker and Expert will have an initial conversation to finalize the following before starting the engagement:
This is an opportunity for experts to share their knowledge and experience to a group of individuals who will benefit tremendously from it and directly use it to create impact in their communities.
The experts can also benefit from the relationships with the Changemaker as they gain new insights on some of the important work that Changemakers are doing in their communities. By actively participating in a Changemaker’s journey, business experts can translate their professional experience to the social sector.
As a GAP Changemaker, one gets to engage with a professional and socially aware Expert over a short and focused duration. Although the engagement duration is short, it is important that both parties follow the program structure and general guidelines for a fruitful engagement.
We have a few general guidelines for our Experts
As an Expert to GAP Changemakers, we request you to kindly consider the following points for the mentoring sessions:
We also have some general guidelines for our Changemakers
As a Changemaker taking up the mentoring program, we would request you to follow few basic guidelines to be able to get the maximum from your engagement with the Experts: