Mentoring Program 2023 (application closed)
The program is aimed at postdocs and science managers (e.g. project coordinators, research unit managers) ready to engage in strategic career building and decision-making.
COMPASS Mentoring is a cooperation of the seven Helmholtz Centers in the research field Earth & Environment. The entire program will be conducted in English. Download the information sheet for the next program period HERE!
|Workshop I||12 & 13 January 2023|
|Workshop II||11 & 12 May 2023|
|Workshop III||16 & 17 November 2023|
|Workshop IV||23 & 24 May 2024|
As a mentee of the COMPASS Mentoring program you will be supported in your active and goal-oriented career development. A framework program is specifically tailored to career situations in science and science management. The experts running the program will guide you to find a fitting mentor for your individual concerns. Mentors can come from any field, academia as well as the private sector, public authorities or the non-profit sector. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others at various events.
Mentees have to invest time and energy in the mentee-mentor relationship and in the program and need a contract for ideally at least 12 months during the program period. If your contract is ending before, we would appreciate a short email from your PI that a contract extension is being considered. Please make sure that your leader/PI is informed about your application. The participation fee is covered by the GFZ budget, travel costs are expected to be paid by your section.
As a mentor you support the mentees with your experience and knowledge to take their next career steps.
What is a mentor?
Someone who passes on their professional knowledge or experiential knowledge. COMPASS mentors can come from all professional fields, e.g. private sector, public authorities, the non-profit sector, freelancers and more.
- invests time and attention for their mentee.
- engages with the mentee's concerns and contribute to their self-exploration.
- provides feedback on plans and goals, addresses risks and encourages the mentee to share their own experiences.
- shares their experiential knowledge and makes implicit knowledge transparent
The program intents the participation of the mentors in one online workshop and 3 - 6 meetings with their mentees.
Download the information sheet for COMPASS mentors HERE!