mentoringThe ICD offers one-on-one mentoring for practitioners of Community Development in such diverse fields as the health and disability sector, local councils, ecological and social justice organizations. Anyone whose working life or other social commitments involves them in tasks such as community engagement, community building or similar tasks could benefit from our mentoring program. We can work with beginners to this kind of work, advanced practitioners or those who manage teams that work in this field.

You will work individually with one of the Institute’s senior associates who will bring decades of practical experience with both mentoring and community development work, as well as a deep theoretical grasp of the underlying issues, into the mentoring relationship. However, your ICD mentor will not relate to you from the position of an expert or supervisor, but will instead engage you in a process of solidarity and reciprocal learning, walking alongside you as a fellow practitioner.

What you can expect from your mentoring relationship

Being mentored at the ICD consists of a series of reflective conversations on good practice in the field of community development, taking your personal experiences as a starting point.

The experience is tailored specifically to your needs, goals and interests and therefore doesn’t follow a set structure. One of the features of this program is that we don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ model for practice but instead take the time to engage with your particular situation, and the resources and challenges inherent to it.

What you can expect, however, is a conversation that places your individual experience and facilitates a broader reflection on the organizational and systemic factors that shape your work. We will also reflect on the ways your particular actions do and can affect these broader contexts, and consider possibilities for systemic and not just personal transformation. 

Current opportunities to work with:

Jim Ife
Jacques Boulet

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