SESSION OBJECTIVES To learn strategies for gaining support from friends and family To understand the role and importance of mentorship
EXTERNAL LEADERSHIP TOPICS Gaining support for your leadership Facing obstacles Mentorship
GAINING SUPPORT Family/friends (personal) Colleagues/leaders (professional) Sponsors Photo: obsidian-sky
GAINING SUPPORT - PERSONAL Consider your family Discuss roles Discuss risks Enlist allies Photo: Sfriedberg Photo
5 STEPS TO SUPPORT OF YOUR PARTY/ORGANIZATION 1.Know Your Goal 2.Get to Know Your Party/Organizational Leaders 3.Make a Step By Step Plan 4.Identify Allies - Ask For Help 5.Find Mentors
1: KNOW YOUR GOAL Be Clear Be Vocal Don’t Give Up – It Will Be Tough
KNOWING YOUR GOAL What Do You Want? Who Knows This? Who Can Help You? Do They Know What You Want?
2: GET TO KNOW YOUR LEADERS Articulate Goals Be Consistent How Do Your Leaders Benefit? Don’t Be Shy Speak Up!
3: MAKE A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN Be Systematic Be Confident Be Specific
4: IDENTIFY ALLIES – ASK FOR HELP Articulate Your Goal Ask for Help List the Help You Need Follow-up
5: FIND MENTORS Ongoing Guidance May Help You Achieve Your Goals
SUMMARY 1. Know Your Goal 2. Get to Know Your Party/Organizational Leaders 3. Make a Step By Step Plan 4. Identify Allies - Ask For Help 5. Find Mentors
FACING OBSTACLES Consider their role Acknowledge their concerns Ask for their help Photo: US National Archives and Records Administration
FACING OBSTACLES Be persistent Find allies Consider their role, again
WHAT IS MENTORING?
WHY PARTICIPATE IN A MENTORING PROGRAM? Builds confidence and skills Creates opportunities Helps to expand networks Builds sustainable relationships Photo: Alvar Canivell
BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP “Paying it forward is an essential element of being an outstanding leader, and it benefits everyone involved—it’s a virtuous circle that leads to more of the same.” ~Ilene H. Lang, President & CEO of Catalyst
GETTING INVOLVED IN MENTOR RELATIONSHIPS Be open to the various types of mentoring relationships – Traditional – Intergenerational – Peer-mentoring Use online tools to stay connected
NDI ONLINE NETWORKS
Working for Democracy and Making Democracy Work
EXAMPLE: Mentoring and Networking Initiatives Partners in Participation (PIP) Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow (YOTLOT) Tamkeen
MENTORSHIP ADVICE For mentors: – Communication is key – Share your experiences – Be committed For mentees: – Be proactive – Be prepared Mentor relationships are what you make out of them.
CONCLUSION Gaining Support 5 Step Plan to Gain Support from your Party/Organization Mentorship Questions? Feedback?