Apply to serve as Mentor
Before you proceed to the application, please make sure you read the terms of reference and also familliarize yourself with what is expected from each mentor type.
Three types of Mentorship
Every Core Participant has three Mentors:
|Peer Empowerment and Support Mentors|
|Mentors in Digital Communication Strategy and Policy|
|Mentors in the Science of Dialogic Design|
Each mentor will be in charge for at least 5 Core Participants, one per region.
Terms of Reference for all Mentors
- Each mentor is in charge of at least 5 Core Participant, one per region.
- Core Participants choose their Mentors.
- Mentors serve without renumeration.
- Mentors should satisfy the requirements described below.
- Mentors have the right, and are also expected, to use the project, its data and findings to promote their own research, projects, or activities on the conditions explained below..
What is expected from a Mentor
- A Mentor should be willing to mentor at least 5 Core Participants, one per region.
- The Mentorship program has two key dimensions:
- To provide guidance and support to the 5 mentees and create an ambiance of open communication and trust.
- To maintain a personal page on the Reinvent Democracy Pedia.
- To maintain frequent communication not only one-to-one with each mentee, but also to create the space in which his/her 5 Core Participants from across the world interact and exchange their thoughts thus serving as peer mentors to each other.
- To develop a personal action plan and an activity timeline for each assigned mentee.
- To respond timely to requests from mentees and have at least three separate Skype meetings with them.
- To support the organization, production, and dissemination of the project's Webinars.
- Must prepare and upload to YouTube™ a 120 sec video clip.
- To sign an agreement, which includes:
- The right of the project team to use video clips and messages produced by the mentor.
- The obligation to inform the project team must prior to any unilateral use of project data or contacts and also acknowledged in any relevant events, products or publications.
- The commitment to document and submit communication and ideas to the project team.
What's in for a Mentor
Being a mentor means having the opportunity to get involved in an exciting international project and to create a network with a group of young global activists. Persons involved can enhance their guidance and facilitation skills and gain experience in mentoring.
A Mentor has access to 5 Core Participants who have access to their respective groups plus to their own Shadow Participants. We invite mentor to have and also work on their own personal projects and agendas and take advantage of these networks to collect data, to promote ideas and implement projects. The only conditions are:
- The above activities have to be in line with the overall vision and mission of the project
- The Coordinator(s) of the project must be informed and approve the actions
- The project must be acknowledged