Odyssey Project

Offers the possibility to find a MENTOR, a MENTEE, or a NETWORKING PAIR and to establish and follow-up a mentoring relationship. The pairs are automatically assigned based on their desired skills, language, level, meeting time preference and they are only from the registered user database.

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How it works

Round-based Process

At the registration process, participants input their basic contact info, preferred language(s), the skills they want to develop or can help others develop, as well as some interesting facts they want to share with other participants in the networking process.

After registering, the Odyssey participant will receive within at most 4 weeks an invitation email to connect with their pair(s). A round starts when the pair is assigned. The pairs have 4 weeks weeks to meet online at least once.

After three weeks all participants get a link to give feedback about their mentoring or networking pair and the process in general. They should also specify if they want to continue with the same mentor/mentee. The pair continues only if both parties desire so. Otherwise, a new mentor/mentee will be assigned for the next round, and so on until a suitable mentor/mentee is found.

Mentoring is about finding a mentor or mentee and once you found the right person you can continue round after round. You can also stop working with a person any round you want, by marking this in the feedback form. On the networking path, the assigned pair changes automatically at every round.

Mentoring

Mentoring is the process of helping people to develop more effectively. It is a relationship designed to build confidence and support the mentee so they are able to take control of their own development and work.

After registering for mentoring, the Odyssey participant will receive within at most 4 weeks an invitation email to connect with their mentor or mentee. After three weeks all participants get a link to give feedback about their mentoring relationship and the process in general. They should also specify if they want to continue with the same mentor/mentee. The pair continues only if both parties desire so. Otherwise, a new mentor/mentee will be assigned for the next round, and so on until a suitable mentor/mentee is found.

Mentoring in this context is about finding a mentor or mentee and once you found the right person the mentoring relationship continues round after round. You can also stop working with a person any round you want, by marking this in the feedback form.

Networking

Networking is about meeting new people and sharing different points of view and experiences about Toastmasters or other topics. Starting with a discussion on personal interests and passions helps establish easily a good connection.

The networking process is round based and similar to mentoring process, but no skills are considered when making the pairs. The matching process is random to ensure meeting new people. The networking partners should meet at least once during the 4-week round. At each round each networking participant gets a new networking pair.

After three weeks into the round, networking participants have the possibility to send feedback for their netwoking pairs and the networking process in general.

Feedback

Each participant sends feedback to their mentoring and networking pairs and to the system. The feedback to the pairs is made available by email to the destinatary.

The periodicity of the round-based process allows the follow-up of the mentoring relationship and a continuous update of user settings, namely skills, roles and time availability. 

Filling up the feedback form is required for continuing in the next round and it should be filled even if the mentoring or networking meeting(s) did not take place.

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