Mentors play a crucial role in the success of MCW’s Young Leaders Access Program. In addition to guiding Young Leaders in the creation and implementation of a plan to create change, Mentors are integral throughout the Incubator. Mentors lead sessions and activities, facilitate monitoring and evaluation of the program, and aid in creating cohesion among the diverse group of Young Leaders. Mentors undergo customized training prior to the start of the program, and are supported by MCW staff throughout the year through quarterly “hangouts” and ongoing remote communication. MCW invests in the ongoing leadership development of our Mentors, and as such, Mentors are chosen very selectively and must meet all of the eligibility requirements.
Mentors benefit from the position by increasing their own leadership capacity, working with internationally and culturally diverse teams, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Mentors Must: - Have successfully participated in MCW Young Leaders Program, Participants of the 2016 YLP are eligible - Maintained communication and engagement with MCW- Be fluent in written and spoken English- Be able to demonstrate implementation of their vision plan in part or in whole, and what they have learned from the process so far- Have access to email or another internet platform that allows consistent communication with MCW team and Young Leaders for the duration of the program - Commit to attending the weeklong retreat, mentor training, and spending the following year guiding Young Leaders in the implementation of their plans in their communities (July 23-August 3)-Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation -Submit completed application by March 10, 2017 TIMELINE
March 10, 2017: Application Close (11:59pm NYT)March 31, 2017: Applicants Informed of Acceptance DecisionsMay 1, 2017: Accepted Applicants Confirm Participation with Visa Interview Date (if necessary)July 23-24, 2017: Mentor Training in New York July 25–August 3, 2017- Young Leaders IncubatorAugust 3, 2017- Open Doors Closing Ceremony (All guests welcome)October 20, 2017; January 20, 2018; April 20, 2018; June 1, 2018- Mentor Hangouts and online workshop series (exact dates may vary)June 15th, 2018- Program ends
By continuing to the next page, you confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements to participate as a Mentor in MCW Young Leaders Program.