Mentoring programs have become key elements of personnel development in numerous universities. Mentoring partnerships with partners from different areas as provided by X-Ment constitute new, innovative interfaces of science and business.
Objectives and Benefits
X-Ment provides insights into structures, processes, and policies of a business enterprise and a science institution.
- Professional Connectivity
The mentoring program allows mentees to develop connectivities outside of and within KIT and benefit from exchanges among colleagues.
- Leadership Know-how and Practice
Personal potentials, such as management and leadership skills, can be reinforced. In addition, mentees are given opportunities to participate in executive experience and develop or advance leadership competences of their own. This can enable them to assume leadership positions themselves (in a medium to long term).
- Advanced Personal Development
It is not only impulses for career planning which can be developed, but also personality, such as sensitization with respect to role expectations.
The program has been designed for doctoral researchers and postdocs as well as persons seeking habilitation.
Fifteen applications are admitted per course. Of these, eleven places go to women, four go to men. Certificates of attendance are issued subject to active participation in a mentoring relation, binding participation in the framework and training programs, and in evaluation.