• Registration for IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program 2021

    Dear fellow INSEAD alumni,
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the fourth edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program.

    Registration for IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program 2021
    Deadline: January 9, 2021
    You are invited to participate in the fourth edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program. This year we will limit again the program to 10 mentees for Basel/Zurich and another 10 mentees for Geneva/Lausanne. (Decisions are based on follow-ups and feedback received.)
    What is mentoring?
    Mentoring is a voluntary non-profit relationship aimed at the development of the individual, both professionally and personally, in which two persons are involved (Mentors & Mentees). Mentors provide informal guidance to Mentees to help her/him carry out significant transitions in the level of knowledge, work and way of thinking; the objective is to enable the Mentee to fully apprehend her/his current role, his/her potential and foster personal and professional development.
    It is different from coaching in that
    ▪ coaching is aimed at enhancing skills to improve task proficiency
    ▪ coaching content is well-structured, while Mentoring is more informal
    ▪ coaching goal are related to performance, while Mentoring goals are focused on development
    What is the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program?
    The fourth edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program begins in November 2020 and runs until March 2022. INSEAD alumni who would like to participate as mentee, mentor or both are proposed one to three potential matches by February 5, 2021. Applicants have until March 8, 2021 to exchange with their potential mentors and provide us with their feedback so that we can pair one mentee with one mentor. The final pairing will be announced by the end of March, 2021 to enable mentors and mentees to start the actual mentoring sessions.
    A toolkit will be provided to facilitate the sessions and support the program as well as a webinar.
    In order to cover the costs, we ask mentees to pay CHF100 to participate in the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program. (XING link below). This fee is refundable in case we do not find an appropriate mentor.
    Who can participate to the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program?
    The IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program is open to all genders and all generations. Mentees are not restricted to new graduates only, they could equally be alumni going through a significant career transition. We strongly encourage INSEAD women graduates to become mentees and mentors in the program.  As a mentee, defining your goal and clarifying your expectations is essential. Bear in mind that mentoring is not a channel for job search. Do not expect that mentoring will provide you with your next job.
    This year, we also propose reverse mentoring when younger alumni help senior ones to navigate the new generations’ expectations.
    If you have already applied or participated in the Program, do not hesitate to apply again if you would like to work on new goal or give a chance to other potential mentees.
    How to register to the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program?
    To register as a mentor or mentee or both, kindly complete the Mentoring Application form (doc)(just replace the blue font sample text in the document) and send it to events@insead.ch by January 9, 2021. If you apply as a mentee, the fee of CHF100 shall be paid on XING by January 9 too.
    The Mentoring Application Form is essential. It is how we can suggest potential matches between mentors and mentees.
    Please take this into consideration that we are a volunteer organization and appreciate your understanding that we do not have the resources to chase you for missing information or late submissions.
    We look forward to welcoming you to the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program and at an INSEAD alumni event soon.


    INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

    Laurence Amand-Jules, IWIB president Geneva
    Mafalda Tenente, IWIB president Zurich
    Mary Antenen, IWIB Mentoring Zurich


    Key Facts 
    For all participants: download and send completed application to events@insead.ch by January 8, 2020. Download Application form (doc)
    Mentees only: Pay registration fee of CHF100 on https://de.xing-events.com/MENTORING21

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