Mentorship

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Background

programs_bridging-leadership_background.jpgThe Bridging Leadership Fellows Program demonstrates a new kind of leadership – bridging leaders who are able to analyze the dimensions of a divide clearly and identify all the stakeholders with whom they can form linkages of understanding and action. They have a vision of transforming the lives of the marginalized by diminishing existing divides. They are the expression of AIM's mission to contribute to the development of Asian societies.

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVES PROGRAM ROADMAP LEARNING SUPPORT FOR THE FELLOWS
MENTORSHIP RESEARCH and EVALUATION  

Mentorship

Mentors play a critical role in the Fellowship program since they take responsibility for guiding and over-seeing Fellows on a one-to-one basis as they implement their action plan. It is important to understand that a mentor is neither a formal trainer nor a professional consultant to his/her mentee. The mentor serves like a colleague to the Fellows with whom they can cultivate a mutually trusting professional relationship in which they can be honest with each other about professional dilemmas and where they can expect a robust but sensitive response. They are not around to provide solutions to the leadership challenges faced by their mentees, but rather – by asking appropriate questions – supporting them in finding their own solutions.

The fellows and mentors have regular contact with, wherever possible, a pre-agreed agenda of issues to review/discuss.