Call for SF Trainers & Mentors: CoLab489


Join the team of trainers at the Global Solvers Co-Lab: 489 UN-limited!

Organized by the Melton Foundation and the Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung, the Global Solvers Co-Lab: 489 UN-limited convenes 25 emerging leaders ages 20-30 from across sectors and geographies to learn, collaborate, and co-create meaningful solutions to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a local level with the global context in mind.

Happening from 22-27 September 2018 in Aubervilliers (France), the Co-Lab aims to create a space for participants to deepen understanding of complex global issues, grow capacity, build networks for impact. Participants develop strategies to mobilize meaningful actions in their communities through growing their spheres of influence in order to generate impact locally and help push the needle on a global scale. Participants will primarily engage around the following SDGs:

  • Quality Education (SDG 4),
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), and
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9).

We are calling interested and experienced Senior Fellows of the Melton Foundation to join the #CoLab489 team as trainers and/or mentors.

The Co-Lab is an opportunity for Senior Fellows to bring their expertise, work together with an accomplished team of trainers and facilitators from partner organizations such as Development Perspectives, and support Global Solvers from within and beyond the MF community as they connect hearts, hands and minds to advance sustainable development in their communities.

Trainer Requirements

We are looking for Senior Fellows, who

  • Have advanced knowledge and relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Global Citizenship Mindset
    • Intercultural Communication
    • System Thinking / Critical thinking
    • Design Thinking
    • Storytelling
  • Are experienced trainers / facilitators that can design and deliver dynamic and experience-based activities at the Co-Lab
  • Are willing to share their experience and expertise with Co-Lab participants
  • Are available to assist at least two prep calls with the #CoLab489 team and to co-develop and prepare for workshops and activities prior to the Co-Lab

Mentor Requirements

We are looking for Senior Fellows, who

  • Are knowledgeable about the Sustainable Development Goals and have relevant expertise in one or more of the following focus SDGs: Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
  • Have experience in mentoring and can support individual and collective learning processes and action planning
  • Are willing to share their experience and expertise with Co-Lab participants
  • Are available to assist at least two prep calls with the #CoLab489 team and to co-develop and refine activities and session formats prior to the Co-Lab

How to Apply

All Senior Fellows who meet the Trainer and/or Mentor requirements and are available at the time of the Co-Lab, may apply. The Melton Foundation will provide a grant in support of travel expenses to Aubervilliers (France), as well as lodging and meals for trainers during the event.

Application steps:

  • Make sure your Fellows Profile is complete and up-to-date.
  • Send a letter of motivation together with
    • Your CV
    • A short recap of one or more aspects of your life that exemplify global citizenship in action
    • FOR TRAINERS
      • A summary of your expertise in the respective field of competency
      • A brief overview of your experience as trainer/facilitator
      • An outline of an activity / training related to the respective field of competency that you could imagine to carry out at the Co-Lab (we are always looking for novel ways of building competencies - surprise us)
    • FOR MENTORS
      • A summary of your experience with and commitment to the SDGs, and the respective focus SDG in particular
      • A brief overview of your experience as mentor
      • An outline of your previous engagement around the respective focus SDG and the approach you would take to support and challenge participants on their learning & impact journey throughout the Co-Lab

Please send your application materials to Alafia Stewart and Lars Dietzel by 21 May 2018 (deadline extended).

 

Following that date, the Co-Lab organizers will review the applications and select up to seven of the most suited candidates to join the team. You can expect to receive an update about the status of your application by 31 May 2018.

For further questions or more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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