ERPIC Mentorship Program
We believe the right kind of mentorship support can be an important aspect of building an environment for success for emerging researchers and professionals. The ERPIC Mentorship Program aims to connect senior researchers, practitioners and policy makers with mentees. The goal is to guide them into the integrated care network, make new connections and foster new opportunities for research and knowledge exchange.
The ERPIC team have worked hard to develop both a guiding framework for the Mentorship Programme as well as a survey to enable us to get to know you, your interests, career aspirations and/or experience. This will help us to make better mentor-mentee matches that will hopefully benefit you both personally and professionally.
Benefits of being a mentee:
- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
- Learn from the experiences of others
- Increase your self-awareness, motivation and confidence
- Become more empowered to make decisions
- Develop your communication, study and interpersonal skills
- Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues
- Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
- Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your professional or academic career
- Make new friends
- Practice accepting feedback
- Expand your network of contacts
Benefits of being a mentor:
- Make a difference to the career development of another person
- Enhance your people skills in areas such as leadership, interpersonal, active listening and communication
- Increase your professional networks; hear fresh perspectives from future members of your profession
- Increase your profile and the profile of your organisation
- Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
- Increase your confidence and motivation
- Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
- Enhance your CV
- Provides an added sense of purpose and responsibility for one’s career.
- A sense of fulfilment through teaching is established.
All programme participants with be provided with:
- Confidentiality agreements
- Reflective exercises
- Questions to help guide your sessions
- Goal setting frameworks
- Resource lists
What are the time commitments?
The programme runs annually from March to December (9 months).
We recommend connecting with your mentor/mentee once a month for 30 mins.
Conversations can happen remotely via video/voice calling or face-to-face (dependent upon who you are paired with)
For feedback or interest in joining the ERPIC mentorship program email: ERPIC@integratedcarefoundation.org
“The purpose of 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