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Global Mentorship Program

Building collaborative and cross generational relationships between emerging environmental leaders and veteran conservationists.

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“The conservation community has a responsibility to help youth by inspiring those who have yet to care for nature, empowering young professionals already inspired to develop their capacities and networks, and by lending our time and experience as mentors — recognizing that youth have as much to teach as they have to learn.”

                                                                                           – 2016 IUCN Congress Navigating Island Earth: The Hawaiʻi Commitments

76

MENTORSHIP PARTICIPANTS SINCE 2017

18

CAREER CHANGES OR ADVANCEMENTS BY MENTEES WITH SUPPORT OF THEIR MENTORS

1,975+

HOURS OF MENTORING TAKEN PLACE SINCE 2017

2017 Mentee Matt Williams, United Kingdom, shares his experience in
the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme.

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.

Global

Participants represented 13 countries, and 91% felt as though their mentorship match was excellent.
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Intergenerational

Core to the program is encouraging dynamic dialogue surrounding intergenerational knowledge sharing.

On-Going

This program builds a foundation for on-going support between pairs and participants even after the program ends.
Our next Mentorship Cohort will begin in mid-2020. If you’re interested in being a part of the year long experience, subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when our application process is open.

 

BECOME A MENTOR

Emerging conservation leaders are searching for opportunities to become more connected, engaged, and informed. Our biggest challenge in finding enough mentors to fulfill the desire of these ambitious and visionary youth.
That’s why we recruit new mentors on a rolling basis and in advance of our official program application process and start date. If you have 10 years of experience in a relevant field, we encourage you to submit your information as a potential mentor for our upcoming program.
Once you complete your profile, someone from CoalitionWILD will contact you with more information and next steps. 
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When does the next Mentorship Programme begin?

A: We will open our application process to join the next Mentorship Cohort in mid-2020. We anticipate beginning the next program in September 2020. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to be notified when more information about the Mentorship Programme is available. If you are interested in becoming a mentor and have at least 10 years of experience, fill out your profile here as we accept mentor profiles on a rolling basis.

 

Q: How long does the programme run for?

A: The programme runs for 12-months, but mentorship relationships can (and often do) continue on after the formal programme is completed.

 

Q: How is the programme delivered? Will I be meeting my counterpart in person? How will I talk with my pair?

A: The CoalitionWILD Global Mentorship Programme is a virtual experience. At the start of the programme, you will discuss with your counterpart the best way to communicate (phone call, text, WhatsApp, Skype, etc.). Sometimes, pairs will be based regionally and close enough to each other that they will be able to meet in person and we encourage any opportunity for pairs to meet up.

 

Q: Does this cost anything?

A: Nope! It only costs you your time and commitment.

 

Q: How much of a time commitment will this be?

A: There are no requirements for how much time you commit to this program, but we suggest meeting with your counterpart at least 1 hour every other week (2 hours per month). CoalitionWILD will offer group calls and webinars throughout the programme that are 1 hour long, but all are voluntary. The more time you are able to invest into the programme and your mentorship partner, the richer your experience will be.  Based on past feedback, participants invested between 15-20 hours per year to the programme.

 

Q: How do you pair participants up?

A: We pair participants based on the answers in their application. These include but aren’t limited to: Area of interest/work, language, region, and what the participant looks to gain from the programme and what a participant feels they are able to offer the programme.

 

Q: What if I don’t feel like the person I am paired up with is a good fit or I am having an issue with my pair?

A: If you don’t feel like you were matched well, or you are having difficulty with your pair, contact CoalitionWILD organizers as soon as possible and we will step in to rectify the situation.

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