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Program Announcement and Call for Applications: FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring Program Cycle 3

FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring Program_vvvThe FLEX Alumni program in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia proudly announces the launch of the third FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring program. This six month-long mentoring program is a professional development opportunity aimed at connecting senior and junior FLEX alumni to develop professional contacts, networks, and explore the vibrant Russian FLEX alumni community.

Both senior and junior alumni are invited to apply to participate in this program by completing the online application. The chosen junior alumni will be assigned to a mentor – a senior alumnus/a of a U.S. Government sponsored exchange program, according to shared professional interests and personal compatibility.

Program duration is April 2017 – September 2017.
To become a mentor please click here
To become a mentee please click here

Who are Mentors: Senior FLEX (’94-’07) and other U.S. Government programs alumni who are currently pursuing their mid or long-term career plans, who have relevant experience, and who have a desire to share their skills and knowledge with younger alumni.

cut-paperMentors will commit to:

  • Participation in the program opening including a launch event in St. Petersburg, Russia on the evening of April 28th (5 pm) and a professional training throughout the day on April 29th;
  • Conducting a meeting (either in person or online) with their mentee at least once per month from April 2017 – September 2017;
  • Establishing effective and sustainable communication with their mentees in person or online; and
  • Helping to achieve the FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program objectives by following guidance given in training and materials.

Mentors will receive:

  • the opportunity to give back to the alumni community by helping talented young people in achieving their professional aspirations;
  • valuable first-hand experience in strategic coaching management;
  • a handbook on structuring the mentoring process;
  • participation in a mentorship training by an acknowledged international professional and a professional development seminar specifically for mentors of the program; (For example: mentors of the first two cycles of the program are invited to attend a FranlkinCovey training on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People);
  • accommodations, if needed, meals, and transportation costs to attend the program opening and closing of the program.

Who are Mentees: Junior FLEX alumni (’08-’15) who are currently students or recent graduates of universities just entering the workforce in Russia and beginning the search for their vocation and professional field.

group photoMentees will commit to:

  • Participation in the program opening including a professional training and program reception in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 28th (from 9 am to 9 pm) and on April 29th (9 am to 1 pm);
  • Attending planned meetings with mentors in a timely and responsible manner; and
  • Participation in professional online enhancement trainings and in-person sessions.

Mentees will receive:

  • the opportunity to learn from senior alumni by engaging in personal and informal communication;
  • valuable career and professional insight and advice to aid in achieving their goals;
  • a handbook, in-person, and online trainings on participating in the mentorship process that includes professional and personal growth strategies; and
  • accommodations, if needed, meals, and transportation costs to attend the program opening and closing of the program.

Fedorov-BayevImportant Dates:
Application Launch:  February 18
Application Deadline:  March 19, 11:59 pm Moscow time
Notification:  April 5
Required for all participants: Program Launch in St. Petersburg, Russia: April 28-29
Mentor Senior Alumni Training:  TBD
Closing Ceremony: September

To become a mentor please click here
To become a mentee please click here

Questions?  Contact the Mentoring Program Coordinator at mentoringalumni@gmail.com

 

 

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