BECOME A MENTOR FOR FUTURE LEADERS 

BECOME A MENTOR FOR THE UK'S FUTURE LEADERS 

Mentoring from a varied, stimulating and experienced cohort of mentors is key to supporting FLF+s to build the skills and confidence to take advantage of the career and life opportunities that come their way.

 

'Mentoring is Mentee-driven and matched to mentee goals, interests, values and aspirations.’

 

 

Professor Claire Gorrara

FLF Development Network, Mentor Scheme Lead,
Cardiff University

 

 

With your support, our goal is to enable FLFs to extend their professional networks and meet people like you who, we believe, could have a significant impact on their thinking and development as research leaders of the 21st century. The FLFs are a varied community of researchers, working across academia and industry, and likely to develop unique career trajectories influenced by the people and communities they meet on the programme.

 


Our FLFs have told us that they are looking for mentors who will support and challenge them, and bring new and diverse perspectives on topics that could include:

 

  • Understanding others’ aims and values

  • International experiences and perspectives

  • Guidance on strategic and long-term goals

  • Insight into more senior careers

  • Confidence and assertiveness

  • Coaching on managing relationships and difficult conversations

  • Opportunities for professional development and career planning

  • Encouragement and provision of a safe place to articulate challenges and concerns

  • Reflective feedback

A Matching survey for completion by both mentors and mentees will be released in June 2021.

Check back here for the link.