YPFP Events

Venture Mentor Workshop & Training

January 15, 2014 05:15 pm


Location TBD Washington, DC
United States

Please ignore any messages below indicating that the event is full.  While we're upgrading our website, to RSVP please contact Erin Williamson and Shelley Rood (202-905-9491) We are excited to announce a new Venture Mentor Workshop & Training, scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

  • Develop skills to manage the tricky, awkward or more challenging mentor experiences you have encountered
  • Learn from seasoned coaches
  • Improve our effectiveness as coaches for LearnServe and other professional situations in which good coaching is a coveted skill
  • Network with each other and build cohesiveness among this incredible mentor cohort

Two professional facilitators will lead this workshop that is designed just for us. Ben Sands is the Founder and CEO of Regret Free Life, which helps talented individuals and organizations align their values and goals with their actions and decisions.  Scott Engler is Senior Global Executive Advisor at the Corporate Executive Board and creates and leads leadership training for senior executives.  Please prioritize this and save the date! Date: Jan. 15Time:  5:15-7:00 p.m.Location TBD Here is what it means to be a LearnServe Venture Mentor What: A unique and powerful opportunity to help young people change the world.

Who: A cohort of accomplished entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, lawyers and professionals coaching LearnServe Fellows.

A New Approach to Mentorship: LearnServe Fellows design and launch social ventures to serve their schools and communities.  Venture Mentors support high school students through consultation and problem-solving sessions. Mentors help Fellows identify and overcome challenges to their their venture plans, practice their presentations, and guide alumni as they develop and sustain their active ventures.

Where: The mentoring itself will be in the classrooms at the School Without Walls, on the campus of George Washington University.

When: Venture Mentors volunteer for a series of three afterschool mentorship sessions during the fall semester, spring semester, or both. Mentors are also encouraged to attend the Fellows’ capstone presentation events in December and April, and are invited to host practice sessions in their offices in March.

How it Works: Pairs of mentors are assigned to groups of up to 6 LearnServe Fellows or alumni, and work with this group over the course of the semester. During each session, mentors work one-on-one or in small groups to support students with their venture design, launch, or implementation.

Dates for mentoring: January 23, February 6, February 27. Practice pitches and Venture Fair dates TBA.

For more information see http://learn-serve.org/programs/learnserve-abroad


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