Mentor a Business

Mentoring can be defined as a developmental relationship in which a more experienced person provides support and guidance to a less experienced person.

Mentoring goes beyond the traditional teacher-student relationship – effective mentors serve as advisers, coaches, teachers, sounding boards, cheerleaders, and critics all rolled into one.

Mentors give those with less experience an opportunity to improve their understanding of practices, discuss problems, and analyse and learn from mistakes in an atmosphere that is collaborative, constructive, and confidential. The International Trade Council suggests that Mentors have at least five years of experience as a senior manager; however exceptions may be made by the Programme Coordinator.

This application form needs to be completed by all Mentors who would like to be placed on the mentor register. Please complete all of the fields below as completely as possible. (Until we have received all the required information your name will not be added to the Council’s Mentor Register).

Applicant Contact Information

Applicant’s Name:

Title / Occupation:

Organisation:

Address:

City:

State:

Country:

Telephone:

Cellular/Mobile Phone:

Email:

Preferred method of contact:

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Background

Have you ever been a mentor before?

YesNo

Your Industry:

Qualification / Degrees:

Number of Years of Management Experience:

To help facilitate an effective mentor/protégé match, respond to the following:

Reason(s) for wanting to be a Mentor:

Provide a brief summary of your relevant experience:

ie. education, work experience, specialized skills, etc.

Is there a particular area of business that you would most like to work on with a protégé? If so, please provide details:

It is recommended that at least 2 hours each month or 12 hours in six months be set aside for interaction specific to the mentoring relationship. Will it be possible for you to provide this time to the program?

YesNo


In response to demonstrated interested by our members, the ITC Mentoring Programme will try to match members of underrepresented communities with members of similar background if requested. Do you consider yourself to be a member of an underrepresented group?

(if so, please elaborate):

Are you currently an International Trade Council member?

YesNo

Agreement

I understand that my registration on the International Trade Council Mentor Programme commits me to:

  • Checking my email regularly and replying promptly to my mentor’s emails even when I am busy.
  • Letting my mentee and the International Trade Council Mentor Programme team know if I am unable to continue or wish to end the relationship.
  • Notifying my mentee and the International Trade Council Mentor Programme team if my contact details change .
  • Putting thought, time and effort into the mentoring relationship.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING NCOV-19
(Coronavirus Pandemic)

Notice Date: 30th March 2020

The health and safety of our staff and contractors are of paramount importance. As such all ITC staff have been advised to work from home for the next 30 days and avoid all non-essential travel. This may reduce accessibility of staff via phone but, pending individual internet issues, most trade commissioners should be accessible via email.

The Council’s IT infrastructure systems are redundant and we use tried and tested collaborative tools that allow full remote working for all staff and contractors. As we use an IP-based phone system, all of our contact details will remain the same.

All webinars, conferences and trade missions are temporarily paused pending the end of the 30 day home quarantine period. The Trade Mission to Malta, Trade Mission to Estonia and Trade Mission to Finland are being re-scheduled for August 2020. Pending any major changes in the current Pandemic situation, Trade Commissioners should update attendees within the next 45 days.

All accounting functions and non-trade-related functions are temporarily paused for the 30 day home quarantine period.

The Council recommends all businesses follow the WHO guidelines which give some useful practical advice for workplaces.

Please stay at home if possible and stay safe!

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