Objectives of the Lok Jack GSB Alumni Mentorship Programme
- To assist students by pairing them with past students who will provide mentorship and guidance as they progress through their respective programmes at the Lok Jack GSB.
- To expand the professional networks of all participants with the view of having a more integrated and diverse Lok Jack GSB business network.
- To assist in the professional development of the up and coming business leaders in the Caribbean.
- To tap into the tacit knowledge and experience inherent in the Alumni in training the new generation of professionals which are not necessarily learned in the classroom.
To facilitate the transfer of knowledge from different eras of business professionals for the overall development of all participants.
Expectations of the Mentee
- Together with the mentor, decide on the goals of the individual relationship. For example of the mentee it might be gaining networking contacts within the profession to aid their future development and gaining an understanding of how the industry operates.
- Together with the mentor, decide on regularity, frequency and how contact is going to occur e.g. face-to-face meetings, phone conversation, by email or some other form of internet communication such as Skype.
- Keep the agreed contact commitments. (There are occasions when work or personal pressures interrupt scheduled meeting times occurring, please ensure the mentor is advised of the situation)
- While the mentor will provide guidance, feedback and advice it is up to the mentee to take responsibility for their own development
- Be proactive in initiating contact with your mentor and asking for feedback and advice.
- Ensure confidentiality is maintained.
- Be willing to listen and learn.
- Participate in program evaluation and review.
A successful mentee will:
- Commit to the mentoring program
- Take responsibility for their own personal, professional development and opportunities
- Seek advice and constructive feedback from their mentors
- Accept new responsibilities and challenges as opportunities arise.
Confidentiality for Mentors and Mentees
Topics discussed by mentors and mentees may be a personal opinion or of a sensitive or controversial nature and therefore strict confidentially must be maintained between mentors and mentees.