The 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.
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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.