RSA US Mentorship Program: Mentor information
Who can be a Mentor?
A mentor is any RSA Fellow who wants to offer their knowledge, experience, resources, or connections to support another RSA Fellow’s needs and goals. The mentor role is a voluntary role, and the time commitment is meeting with your mentee for a minimum of seven hours over the course of three months. You can offer whatever you feel you are able to offer, and can be honest about what you are and are not able to give upfront. You do not need to be a coach or have previous mentoring experience, so long as you feel you can support your mentee with what they are looking for.
Previous mentors have found that they enjoy gaining exposure into new fields or lines of inquiry through the eyes of their mentee, and are refreshed by being able to share their expertise to benefit another person.
Sign up to be a Mentor
To list yourself as a potential mentor, fill out a row in this spreadsheet database. Please complete each column with your information, to provide helpful context for a prospective mentee. You can delete your row at any time to unlist yourself from the database. If you have any questions or are experiencing difficulty using the spreadsheet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Resources for Mentors
Mentor Toolkit will be posted shortly.
RSA Blog: The Age of Awareness | Coaching. Psychotherapy. Meditation. Spirituality. Self-improvement. Self-love. What do these seemingly different collective trends have in common?
RSA Blog: Connecting Changemakers & Coaches | Learn about the results of the Fellow-led Coaching Network’s pro bono coaching pilot - and the continuation of the programme
From previous Mentors:
“Mentorship is such an easy and manageable way for RSA Fellows to give back and share their experiences; the network is so filled with interesting intelligent people who are doing such important work in their fields!”
Mentor, Cohort 1
“Through the conversations with my mentee, I was compelled to re-examine my own thought process around the advice I was giving her. I would need to do some reflection and link what I was offering back to my own career and life, successes, and failures, to provide more evidence to guide my advice. I really enjoyed it actually.”
Mentor, Cohort 2
“My relationship with my mentee has felt good and reciprocal; I’m aware that we’re both learning a lot, and there is a clear intersectional view that has been brought into the work we’re doing together.”
Mentor, Cohort 4
Thank you to previous RSA Fellow mentors for your time and generosity!