SI Mentorship Programme for Global Professionals

Are you an SI or Sweden alumni who wants to improve your leadership competences as a mentor and share and apply your expertise? We offer you an exclusive online opportunity to receive mentoring training and tools useful for your professional career and personal development.
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The Swedish Institute is launching an online mentorship programme as a part of the activities of the SI Alumni Academy and the SI Network for Global Professionals. SI and Sweden alumni will be provided a training module with the aim of improving essential skills related to mentoring and coaching, followed by a practical mentorship module where alumni are paired with current SI scholarship holders who wish to receive mentoring.

The programme will give you:

  • improved leadership competences
  • useful theoretical and practical tools in mentorship
  • skills in active listening, psychologic security, sence of coherence, feedback and guiding principles for personal development
  • an expanded international network of professional and personal contacts
  • a diploma of the completed programme
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Can I apply?

We are looking for SI and Sweden Alumni who are willing to:

  • learn how to improve their mentorship skills
  • share their expertise and experiences
  • guide others in career-, personal-, leadership-, and/or organisational development

Programme timeline

The mentorship programme is divided into two parts:

  1. Online training module: An online training module consisting of 5 sessions, one hour long will be organised by the Swedish Institute every other week stretching over two months.
    Duration: Kick off 27 March Programme mid April-mid May 2024
  2. Practical mentorship experience: After the completion of the online training module, you will get to test your newly developed skills as a mentor by being paired with an SI scholarship holder. The mentees are students currently studying at a Swedish University and who are finishing their studies in June 2024. The mentor and mentee are expected to meet online 4-5 times over the course of 2-3 months.
    Duration: June – August 2024

Participation in all training sessions and completion of all assignments is mandatory to proceed to the next step. And both parts needs to be completed to receive a diploma.

Application assessment

20 alumni will be selected for this programme. The call is open to all SI and Sweden Alumni, however SI will prioritise candidates according to the following criteria:

  1. Personal motivation
  2. Country of residence in one of the 41 SI scholarship countries [Scholarship for Global Professionals | Svenska institutet]
  3. Years of working experience
  4. English language-skills

Candidates who will be qualified to a second round will be contacted to send in a short video of themselves.

How to apply?

Apply by filling out the application form.

Applications for 2024 is now closed. 

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