#Restart & Mentoring

Intensive Support

The JCI Intensive Support team provides mentoring and other development opportunities to Local and National Organisations.

#ReStart  – The Intensive Support Program

#ReStart Program

#ReStart is a program for National and Local JCI Organizations which will receive intensive support in restarting their activities and organizations.

Mentoring Program

National and Local JCI Organizations can receive support in their development through experienced members who can utilize their know-how.
Team 2021

Intensive Support

Do you have questions about intensive support or how you can benefit? Simply get in touch!

Alexandra Botoș

Alexandra Botoș

European Development Councilor for Intensive Support

Laurence Schuurman

Laurence Schuurman

European Development Councilor for Intensive Support

#ReStart  – The Intensive Support Program
#ReStart  – The Intensive Support Program
Restart your activities

#ReStart – The Intensive Support Program

#ReStart is a program for National and Local JCI Organizations which will receive intensive support in restarting their activities and organisations in 2021. 

Focus, personalized support and high impact are the key words of the program. Therefore the program only focused on 6 organizations that will be selected via a clear and transparent process. 

To select the 6 beneficiaries of the program the application form was created based on a scoring system that will show the Top 6 most suited organizations to receive this opportunity.

Stages during the program

The program was created based in the new JCI Action Framework and incorporates 4 stages:

  • Organizations diagnostic: stage in which the national organisation and all it’s local chapters will go through a thorough analysis that will help identify all the hot spots that need attention;
  • Strategy and Plan of Action: after identifying all the needs and hot spots of the organisation the next step will be creating a long term strategy that can assure the sustainability of organization and a one year plan of action;
  • Step by Step Support – based on the first two steps there will be a support system tailored especially for your needs (based on training, coaching, and mentoring depending on your needs);
  • Organization Re-evaluation – by the end of the year we will re-evaluate all our work, objectives, impact, etc.
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, our program can help! 

Another perk of enrolling in the program: Only organizations that are enrolled in this program will be eligible to apply for the EDC Participation grant. (see more about it here)

Applying for 2021 program

Application period for the 2021 #ReStart – Intensive Support Program is from 4th of February to 25th of February 2021.

The kick-off meeting of the program is on 10th of March 2021 at 19:00 CET. The meeting will be held online. All approved National Organizations are required to join the meeting, with their board members.

#ReStart  – The Intensive Support Program
#ReStart  – The Intensive Support Program
Restart your activities

Mentoring

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.

Focus, personalized support and high impact are the key words of the program. Therefore the program only focused on 6 organizations that will be selected via a clear and transparent process. 

Purpose

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 period for the 2021 mentoring program is from December 14, 2020 to January, 10 2021.

The kick-off meeting of the program is on February 16, 2021 at 19:00 CET. The meeting will be held online. All approved mentees and mentors are required to join the meeting.

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