MENTORSHIP PARTICIPANTS SINCE 2017
CAREER CHANGES OR ADVANCEMENTS BY MENTEES WITH SUPPORT OF THEIR MENTORS
HOURS OF MENTORING TAKEN PLACE SINCE 2017
An Equal Partnership: Young professionals gain access to the guidance, advice, and support they are searching for while giving seasoned conservationists the opportunity to guide and empower the next generation while gaining new insights and energy into their work.
Mentee Matt Williams, United Kingdom, shares his experience in
the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme
“Mike [mentor] was able to give me some great advice on different techniques, strategies, techniques, to make the transition from one job, and even one organization to another, smoother and to make the most of that opportunity, as well.
It was really fantastic being able to connect with him over Skype, have really interesting and informative conversations. (…) We’ve established, what I would say, is a friendship that will last beyond the course of the mentoring scheme.”
Jordi (Mentee): “It’s been extremely informative for me to compare conservation challenges around the world. (…) It has helped me a lot to talk to
Casey and to also see that even in the US people are facing the same struggles. (…) By talking to
our mentors, we can learn about the positive things that they’ve been through but we can also learn about also the mistakes they made. It
makes a difference for us as young professionals
to be able to actually talk to someone who is more senior then you.”
Casey (Mentor): “Jordi and I realized how similar the social aspects of conservation are. (…) Mentoring is important to me because I had great mentors when I was a young biologist and I want to help equip other young people in conservation to thrive personally professionally.”
Mentee JORDI VAN OORT and mentor Casey Burns share their experiences in the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The CoalitionWILD Global Mentorship Program provides sustained engagement, avenues to build confidence and capability, opportunities to learn from challenges and celebrate successes, and works to bridge the gap between generations. We’re looking to do more than just develop leadership skills in our mentees – this Mentorship Program is about a collaborative and equal partnership between participants built on mutual trust and respect.
Participants in the program are not required to complete a project, task, or reports. Rather, we will encourage both the Mentor and Mentee to set personal and professional goals for their 12-month experience in the programme with their partner during their first two meetings. CoalitionWILD will place an emphasis on co-learning, co-creating, and co-mentoring throughout the program, highlighting the importance of cross-generational interactions and conversations.