Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’, having invested in networking Greeks who are professionally active in different parts of the world, managed to create a robust network of professionals who have the willing and the abilities to act as mentors.
The potential for specialised mentoring is a new service which is now available from the platform of the initiative ‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’, implemented by the National Documentation Centre (EKT). Recognising the needs of the users, the initiative is in a position to bring in new mentoring collaborations in co-operation with professionals and organisations, with experience in specific areas.
But what is mentoring? It is the informal transmission of knowledge, psychosocial support and advice on work and career development, usually face to face over a period of time, between a person considered to have more knowledge or experience than the other.
The mentor helps the ‘mentee’ to set goals and organise a plan to achieve them, by sharing their experience and knowledge. Guidance is actually more than just providing answers to questions or occasional assistance; it is an ongoing relationship of dialogue and learning. Mentoring is confidential, co-operative and helpful.
Mentoring is not so new, as it even existed in Classical Greece. However, since 1970, it has spread in the USA, primarily in the context of training, and has been described as ‘one of the innovations’.
‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’, having invested in networking Greeks who are active and work in different parts of the world, managed to create a robust network of professionals who have the willing and the abilities to act as mentors.
The new initiatives for networking and consultancy relate to the following:
‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’ is also collaborating with the Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA(HBA USA), a non-profit organization promoting scientific interaction and co-operation between Greek and Greek-American bioscientists. It carries out original actions, which help students and researchers in life sciences to develop academically and professionally. Specifically, the program “Mentorship” brings together Greek and Greek-American students and researchers in Greece and the USA with Greek and Greek-American mentors from academic and business worlds in the USA.
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