2020 Brussels ITU Mentors Course

Dates TBC • Brussels, Belgium
This course has been postponed. Course details are subject to change.
Application Deadline: 06 Mar 2020

Course Language: English

About ITU Mentorship Programme
The ITU Mentorship Programme has been developed by ITU Development and the ITU Women’s Committee with the support and approval with the ITU Executive Board.
Its goals are:
·    To increase and sustain the number of women and people with disability in leadership roles in coaching, technical officiating and governance in the sport
·    To develop the skills of male and female coaches, technical officials and administrators/leaders with real potential to make a significant difference to triathlon in their own federations and continent
·    To create a sustainable mentoring programme that will have a significant impact on the sport of triathlon.

Profile of Mentor / Mentee Population
It is proposed that the following inclusivity targets are applied to the composition of the Mentor / Mentee population:

Inclusivity Criteria Mentor Target Mentee Target
Discipline (Coach, TO, Governance) Minimum 25% each Minimum 25% each
Gender Balance Minimum 33% female Minimum 66% female
Developing Countries (NF Group 1, 2, 3) Minimum 33% Minimum 66%
Disability (or working with Para Athletes) Minimum10% Minimum 10%


The positive bias towards females and participants from developing countries (NF group 1,2,3) is consistent with the ITU’s priorities.

Application
All nominations have to be endorsed by member National Federations. Please contact your NF to have an access to the online application forms (Mentor, Mentee).

ROLE OF THE MENTOR
1     Attend the ITU training for mentors and sign the mentorship agreement (including the list of their assigned mentees)
2     Communicate with each mentee to build rapport and trust and establish initial needs and goals
3     Record mentoring interventions on the ITU platform in line with agreed protocol
4     Conduct regular mentoring interventions with each mentee (normally monthly) in line with guidance and complete their own confidential record of goals, progress and actions
5     Make a commitment to giving 6-8 hours per month
6     Refer unresolved challenges to their Continental Mentor Lead (CML) to agree solutions
7     Conduct a 9-month review to document mentee progress and agree next steps (to continue, to wind down, to amend) and agree new mentoring relationships as negotiated with the CML
8     Identify personal learning and growth gained through the mentoring programme
9     Participate in webinars and other community of practice activities
10   Complete the ITU Mentoring Programme evaluation process as and when requested by the CML

PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THE MENTOR
Prospective applicants must have:
·    excellent rapport-building and interpersonal skills
·    sound knowledge in their specified discipline (coaching – minimum ITU Coaches Level 2 Certification or equivalent; technical officiating - minimum ITU Level 2 TO Certification; and governance/leadership) and knowledge of where experts can be accessed
·    open-mindedness with a hunger for personal learning and development
·    passionate about developing other coaches/technical officials/administrators
·    commitment to provide 6-8 hours per month of mentoring time

Ideally applicants will:
·    be self-aware and have good reflective skills
·    have experience of mentoring other adults or have had a successful experience of being mentored
·    have experience of helping other adults to learn (eg facilitator)
·    have sound IT skills

ROLE OF THE MENTEE
1     Complete the mentee ‘on-line orientation programme’ and formally commit to the programme and to their assigned mentor
2     Initiate and prepare for meetings/interventions (normally monthly) with their mentor
3     Record their agreed goals, progress and future actions for their personal use
4     Take responsibility for their own learning and development through the mentoring relationship    
5     Conduct a 9-month review to document progress and agree next steps (to continue, to wind down, to amend)
6     Complete the ITU Mentoring Programme evaluation process as and when requested by the Continental Mentor Lead or their mentor

PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THE MENTEE
Prospective mentee applicants should:
·    have demonstrated the potential to progress to a higher level in their discipline
·    be able to evidence their open-mindedness and hunger to develop their coaching/technical officiating/administrative/governance/leadership skills
·    be willing to take responsibility for their own learning and development (eg initiating mentoring conversations)
·    be willing to commit to 6-8 hours per month of mentoring time

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