If you’ve read our March 2020 ELN Newsletter, you’d know that we are leveraging a new tool in the ELN Facebook group that matches members who are interested in participating in online mentorship and facilitates digital meet-ups or chats.
Here’s how it works:
- Join the Group: Join by clicking ‘Mentorship’ in the left sidebar of the Emerging Leaders Network Group on Facebook. Note: You must be a group member to be part of this – if you’re not yet a member, you’ll be prompted to join the group first.
- Decide if you’re a mentor or a mentee: Members who feel they have capacity to support the professional development of another member can self-identify as mentors. Alternatively, members who are seeking support and advice can self-identify as mentees.
- Tell us about yourself: Facebook will prompt you to fill out a short questionnaire to identify what you are looking to contribute or gain from mentorship. From there, you’ll get access to a list of potential matches. Select the people that you think you’ll learn the most from.Once both parties have approved the mentorship request, you will be connected in a private message to connect further.
While you may want to eventually take this mentorship offline, at this time we encourage matches to connect for online chats and virtual coffee meetings! Google Hangouts, Skype, Facetime, and Facebook Messenger are all free ways to connect through audio or video.
Learn more about how to use the tool here https://www.facebook.com/about/mentorship/.