Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) is a global platform that brings together a diverse network of thought leaders to share their visions of the future, create meaningful conversations around them and effect positive change in the world. GTF’s mission focuses on three areas: accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development. GTF is also a bridge-builder, creating opportunities for knowledge exchange, collaboration, strategic philanthropy and recognition. The Forum is non-profit, London-based and was incubated at Oxford University’s Said Business School in 2011
As part of the Global Thinkers Mentors, GTF has created two programmes ‘Telemachus’ and ‘Athena’, that aim to add value to young people’s lives and also to the lives of women above the age of 30, through their close interaction with thought leaders and inspiring individuals.
In this context, for both programmes GTF will pair mentors with mentees. The areas of mentoring are: Governance & Public Office, Accountable Leadership, Media, Business, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Career, Academia, Non Profit, Science.
GTF Mentees are provided with a personalized development opportunity to address individual learning needs. This opportunity will help them over a period of eight months to develop new skills and expertise, and to enhance, enrich and expand their professional and personal perspectives. GTF Mentors will help mentees also with confidence-building in dealing with challenges and issues. They will also assist with advice on career development and personal growth as well as their networking opportunities.
As a result of this process, GTF mentees will ‘graduate’ far better equipped to set goals, to aim high and achieve them!
The rules are:
1. The Mentor/Mentee relationship cannot be between individuals who work together regularly.
2. The relationship and its content are confidential
3. Mentor and Mentee need to get together (even virtually) periodically
Applications for the “Telemachus” International Mentoring Programme 2018 for young individuals aged between 18 – 29 from all over the world, are now open!
If you qualify and would like to apply to become a GTF Mentee, please register your interest through the form below. You will then be asked to prepare a cover letter explaining what you hope to achieve from this process and include your CV.
Applications will be open until December 15, 2017 12 noon GMT.