If you think that one-to-one professional discussion and feedback sound fascinating and challenging, then Pharmadanmark’s mentoring scheme might suit you.
The purpose of the scheme is to create networking relationships across seniority and fields of work. There are great opportunities for mutual benefit. On the one hand, the mentor shares his or her knowledge, at the same time as being challenged by a ‘new generation’. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the mentee is assisted in his or her progress.
Who can benefit from the scheme?
Pharmadanmark’s mentoring scheme is for anyone who, regardless of the stage they are at in their career, would a sounding board to assist them in their professional and personal development. Together with a mentor, you can give careful thought to your career, your goals and your challenges. You can draw inspiration from your mentor’s knowledge and experience, and use him or her as a sounding board for your own reflections. Or maybe, conversely, you have a wealth of experience that, as a mentor, you would like to share with a less experienced colleague.
What is a mentor programme?
A mentor programme involves the interaction between two individuals: the more experienced of the two, the mentor, and the one who is seeking a sounding board to assist with his or her career development, the mentee. Everything is based on a shared framework of references. The mentor shares his or her experiences, listens, asks questions and helps the mentee to help him/herself. The mentee gains greater insight and a better opportunity for personal development and career development. Meanwhile, the mentor develops his or her communication and counselling skills and is challenged by the mentee’s worldview. A mentoring programme in the Pharmadanmark scheme runs for a year. In other words, there is plenty of time to take an in-depth look at the development processes, on which the mentee is working.
As a mentee
To become a mentee, you need to have thought specifically about the development of your career. The provision is for you, so you are the one who must drive the process forward. The potential success of the relationship is for your benefit, which also makes it your responsibility. You can receive feedback on, and new input into your career, your professional personality and the development of your current, and maybe even new competencies.
As a mentor
You do not necessarily have to be an expert, but you must be open, attentive and willing to share your experiences. As a mentor, you can use the relationship to develop your skills as a leader and counsellor, to improve the way you share experience, and to develop your network. In addition, the relationship can provide you with new angles from young talents in the pharmaceutical sector.
How do I sign up?