In 2019 TTM conducted a comprehensive survey of the Town Teams to find out what they needed. The number one thing that came back from the survey was the need for a peer-to-peer mentorship program that allowed them to share, learn from and support each other.
Since then we have come up with a volunteer based mentorship program which we wish to co-create with upto 10 Mentee participants and upto 10 mentors during our current down COVID-19 time with no cost to Mentor or Mentee.
This program is available to any Town Team Members across the world (priority) and other civic leaders (if space available) who are interested in one-on-one support to help them find or refine their personal or town team purpose and then begin the journey of that or those objectives supported through this process by an experienced mentor in Town Teams / community development / Placemaking.
The initial co-creation program is a 4 month intensive, broken into 8 x fortnightly segments. Each fortnight there would be a requirement for the Mentor and Mentee to touch base with each other for a minimum of 1 hour either via video, phone, email, social media, etc. The mentor would be supporting a purpose, mission statement and/or set of goals set out by the mentee. This agenda would ideally be associated directly with a town team but could include personal growth and development goals as well.
It will begin with all Mentees (and Mentors if they choose) coming together to create their mission and goals for their team and/or for their own personal development in an online workshop facilitated by one of the TTM team members. This mission statement and set of goals will then be submitted along with their formal EOI and they will be matched with the most relevant mentor based on the information provided. Mentors will not strictly have direct Town Team experience, but would have the equivalent or other relevant experience around community and place building.
Matching will occur early May, EOIs will need to be into [email protected] by April 30. Download and your EOI:
Pending the success of the program, learnings will be recorded, the program improved and a new cohort established starting August 2020. In future costs will apply for mentees who wish to participate in the program who are not part of a Town Team or are not seeking to start one.
Contact Jimmy for more info [email protected]