#Restart & Mentoring
The JCI Intensive Support team provides mentoring and other development opportunities to Local and National Organisations.
Restart your activities
#ReStart – The Intensive Support Program
#ReStart is a program for JCI Europe’s National Organisations and thier struggling Local Organizations which will receive intensive support in restarting their activities and organisations. It was launched in 2021 to suport national organsations that have compex challenges related to growth, development and leadership.
Stages during the program
The program was created based on the new JCI Action Framework and incorporates 4 stages:
- Organizations Diagnostic: The supported National Organisation together with its Logal Organisations goes through a thorough analysis that will help identify all the crutial elements and topics that need attention and help.
- Strategy and Plan of Action: After identifying all the needs and challenges of the organisation the next step will be creating a strategy that can assure the sustainability of organization and a relevant plan of action to tackle the needs and challenges.
- Step by Step Support: Based on the first two steps there will be a support system tailored especially for the organisation’s needs (based on training, coaching, mentoring, tools provision and implementation).
- Organization and Plan Re-evaluation: An assesment of the progress and re-evaluation of the plan will be done at certain milestones/stages.
Why should you apply?
The program really aims at helping National Organizations that face difficulties.
- Does your National Organization suffer from membership structural decline?
- Does your national organization have less local organization than the fingers of its National President left hand?
- Was your National Organization declared non-financial?
- Is your National Organization in trouble regarding succession planning?
If you answer yes to 2 or more of those questions, ReStart and EDC may be able to help! Apply now!
Applying for 2022 program
To apply for 2022 #ReStart – Intensive Support Program simply fill in this form. We will reach out to you shortly after you do it.
Restart your activities
With the mentoring program the European Development Council (EDC) wants to offer an opportunity for National and Local JCI Organizations to receive support in their development and an opportunity for experienced members to make a difference and put their know-how to use.
Mentoring in general is a confidential relationship between the mentees and a mentor where more experienced mentors help their mentees to develop and advance throughout their challenges.
The primary target of the EDC program is to boost organizational development & growth. A mentee is a local or national organization and a mentor can be any current member or senator/alumni who has sufficient knowledge about the topics mentioned. The program is about 12 months long. Mentees and mentors are selected by application and EDC makes the matchmaking based on the expertise of mentors and needs of mentees. EDC also ensures the quality of mentors and provides general training sessions for mentors and mentees.
The mentoring program is mainly held in English, but other languages might be available. This depends on the skills of the mentors. The general meetings organized by EDC will be held in English.
Why should you participate? Mentoring develops both parties – the mentee and the mentor. Both parties learn from each other, improve their skills and proceed towards their goals. Mentoring enables the mentee to build up skills, knowledge, and understanding, and the mentor to develop their interpersonal skills, to learn new things, and to gain joy from helping others.
Topics for mentoring
- Membership recruitment
- Membership engagement and retention
- Motivating members
- Strategic planning
- Strategic thinking
- Projects and project management
- Best practices for good governance of LO/NO
- Sustainable partnerships
- Personal development/skills development programs
- Leadership programs
What is expected from mentors
- Interest in supporting Local Organizations to grow and to develop their functions
- Skills and knowledge e.g. in the themes mentioned above
- Ability to commit at least 4 mentoring meetings during the program and to join the general meetings/training sessions that the EDC organises (three meetings)
- Understanding and willingness to commit to the role of the mentor
The role of the mentor is to listen and ask questions to help mentees identify areas for development. The mentor provides support and encouragement, advice, information, knowledge and offers different perspectives on the problems that mentees have. A good mentor encourages self-reflection and respect for the mentees and their goals and objectives.
What is expected from mentees
- Interest in focus on grow and develop the Local / National Organisation
- Ability to commit at least 4 mentoring meetings during the program and to join the general meetings/trainings that the EDC organises (three meetings)
- Willingness to take initiatives to develop the Organization with skills, knowledge and understanding gained from the mentor
- Understanding and willingness to commit to the role of the mentee
The role of the mentee is to set goals and objectives for the mentoring and to decide upon the amount of help and guidance needed. Mentee is also responsible for setting up the meetings with the mentor. A mentee should be eager to learn and open minded. A good mentee uses active listening skills and respects the mentor. Application deadline for the 2022 mentoring program is February 15th 2022.
The kick-off meeting of the program will be in February. The meeting will be held online. All approved mentees and mentors are required to join the meeting.