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Change a young person’s future …and yours!
To valorize and pass on your professional experience
A unique and enriching human experience
To join a network of active mentors
To contribute to society by volunteering
To develop new skills thanks to the program of continuing education
No previous coaching experience required!
Are over 50 years old
Are available 2 to 3 hours per week
Have professional experience on which you can capitalise
I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; that’s what I’m doing now with my mentee
Luc, 65 years old
It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!
Chantal, 67 years old
With DUO for a JOB, I had the chance to pass on the best of a whole lifetime and was then surprised to realise that I was actually receiving much more in return, from both the association and my mentee
Jacques, 70 years old
Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons
Françoise, 62 years old
You’ll have to wait a few more years for 2 reasons: on the one hand, DUO has the will to respond to the particular problem of the lack of valuation of the skills and experience of 50+. On the other hand, we wish to guarantee the intergenerational character of the meeting. Since the young mentees who can benefit from the program are between 18 and 33 years old, and we consider a generation to last +/- 25 years, we decided to set the minimum age of the mentors at 50. 😉
Coaching skills are not necessary as the initial training of mentors at DUO gives them enough advice, tools and guidance to feel comfortable in their new role as mentor. A coordinator is appointed to support the mentor in the coaching process during the 6 months of the accompaniment. Meetings between the mentors (“intervision”) are also organised to encourage the sharing of experience and the progression of each person in their role as mentor.
There is no obligation to share your network with your mentee. The mentor’s role is primarily to raise awareness of the need to develop a network, but not necessarily to share his or her own address book. Moreover, it is not only about professional contacts. Neighbours, friends of friends, parents of schoolchildren, shopkeepers, sports partners, are all contacts that the young person can learn to use.
The time constraint is quite light as the minimum commitment is 2 hours per week on average for 6 months, which does not prevent you from going on holiday or devoting time to other activities! Moreover, our programme offers the possibility of meeting online, which allows you to save time on transport.