Innovationsledarna Mentoring Program
Applications to 2019 program are now open! Would you like to share your knowledge or get insights from one of our amazing mentors? Please apply here.
All Innovationsledarna members (with paid yearly fee) can apply to Innovationsledarna Mentoring Program. The purpose of this program is to:
- To provide a formal structure for professional development of members through mentoring
- Help ”young” innovation professionals to overcome their challenges and be successful
”I think the mentoring program is a great way to meet more experienced innovation managers that can provide valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts. I´m grateful for the support I got from Donnie and would recommend anyone to use the opportunity to participate in the program.” Nina Bozic Yams, Innovation Management researcher and project leader, RISE SICS Västerås. IL Mentee
Next IL mentoring program. 2019
Application period: October 15th 2018 –January 14th 2019
Who can apply? Paid Innovationsledarna members
Program start: February 2019
Program duration: February 2019 to December 2019
IL mentoring program Structure
-Formal kick off on February 13th
-Four individual meetings during the year
-One mid-term meeting on May 15th 2019
-Program closure event on December 5th 2019
-Mid and end of program survey in May 2019 and January 2020.
It is the responsibility of mentee to arrange individual meetings and drive the agenda.
”Invaluable! My mentor helped me to grow both as an innovation management professional and as a leader”. Helena Malmberg, Innovation Manager at Scania. IL Mentee
Matching is done by program organisers with mentee interests and priorities in mind. After the application period is closed all mentees will receive a list of potential mentors. You will have an opportunity to give us feedback on your priorities for matching.
While we try our best to find a matching mentor or mentee for everybody, we can’t guarantee that. Shall we have more mentees than mentors, we will assign mentors on the first-come, first-served basis.
Some of our amazing mentors from 2018 program
”Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
In mentoring, the relationship between mentor and mentee is of vast importance. It is characterized by a high degree of trust and mutual regard. The mentor helps the mentee realize his or her own potential, aiding the mentee in becoming what he or she aspires to be.
Mentor’s role differs from a role of a coach, consultant, trainer, manager or a friend.
“It has been a very interesting and rewarding experience for me”. Sten Jacobson, Innovation Expert and Director Level Consultant. Innovation 360. IL Mentor
Guidelines for participants
1.Care about the relationship and develop it
2. Clarify the aims and objectives of the mentoring
3. Active listening – Mentorship relationship works best, when both are curious about each other. Mentorship relationship at its worst, when both parties talk about themselves without actively listening to each other.
4. Be open and honest
In short, be the mentor or mentee you wish you had yourself!