EODF & ODF Global Mentoring Scheme

EODF and ODF are launching our pilot Global Mentoring Scheme.

We are looking for individuals currently working within an OD related role who are seeking to develop their skills. The basic commitment between mentors and mentees will be approximately 1 hour a month meeting via virtual means with a review point in approximately 6 months’ time prior to a full launch of the scheme at the ODF annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA in 2017. There are 10 spaces available.

Purpose

ODF & EODF

To assist the learning, development and network of community members including promoting continuous professional development in the field of Organisation Design. In introducing the scheme ODF & EODF are recognising the inherent value within the community and wishes to actively help networks grow and flourish internationally.

*Mentees

To introduce mentees looking for support of experienced Organisation Designers in specific or generic OD related issues. The scheme is aimed towards newer Organization Designers or those wishing to refresh and or learn new skills/knowledge from others within the field.

*Please be aware this scheme is not meant as a replacement to the commissioning of appropriate commercially available consultancy. If this is a need or requirement both ODF and EODF will be happy to help locate appropriate support.

Mentors

To give opportunity for those wishing to spread their knowledge and or support to newer entrance to the OD world or those that wish to diversify their knowledge base. In doing so it will increase individual and intra-organisational networks and connections and strengthen the missions of ODF & EODF respectively.

ODF & EODF Scope & Responsibilities

To operate as the introductory agency assisting mentees and mentors to find one another based on the information supplied within the application forms. Following the initial pilot scheme, neither ODF nor EODF will be able to take responsibility to ‘vet’ all mentors or mentees. It is therefore the responsibility of these two parties following an introduction to manage and maintain the relationship as long as it is deemed useful to both parties. We will commit, where practical to offer mentees three options of possible mentors, selection should be based on skills, knowledge and experience requirements therefore names and organisations will be anonymised.

Fees

We recognise that mentors give their time freely to offer support to the ODF & EODF community, the only charge made is a non-refundable administration fee of $50 to each mentee to manage the general administration and correspondence of the scheme. If you are a member of EODF you receive one complementary introduction as part of your membership.

Charges are per successful introduction. An introduction is considered successful at the point of which both the mentor and mentee agree to work with each other irrespective of how long the relationship lasts.

If you would like to know more and receive an application form please contact EODF at info@eodf.eu or ODF at ODF_T_Spelts@hotmail.com.