HBA Europe presents

2017 - 2018 HBA Europe Mentoring Program

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This international mentoring program pairs one mentor with one mentee who work together over the course of nine months to help achieve the mentee’s goals. The program uses a cross-company and cross-hierarchy approach with recent participants from Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States and is inclusive of female and male mentors. Mentoring pairs meet at least once a month; meetings are usually virtual since mentoring pairs may come from different countries.

Program structure
• 1:1 - one mentor is matched with one mentee
• Mentoring pairs meet at least once a month for nine months
• Depending on your preference and the availability of a matching mentoring partner, mentoring can either take place virtually (as your mentor/mentee may be in another country) or in person (if the mentor and mentee are in close proximity and both agree to in-person meetings)
• Mentees set a goal at the beginning of the program; mentors help mentees make progress toward achieving their goal

Program activities
• Program kickoff webinar - 13 September at 5:00 PM CET. (Mandatory for all mentors and mentees)
• Mentor training events (all mentors must participate in one of these sessions):
        • London - 27 September (In-person training for mentors in/near this locale)
        • Basel - 22 September (In-person training for mentors in/near this locale)
        • Virtual - 29 September at 5:00 PM CET (Mentor training webinar for those who are not able to participate in one of the in-person
           training sessions. Will be recorded)
• Mentoring pairs meet - October 2017 to June 2018. (Mentoring pairs meet on their own once a month, usually virtually)
• Closing celebration webinar - June 2018 (date to be announced)

Mentee or mentor?
• Mentees are emerging leaders. They have a strong sense of their development needs and can identify one or more areas in which they need mentoring support. Mentees must have the time to prepare for meetings, fully participate and be willing to test and apply what they’ve learned to achieve their mentoring goals.

• Mentors are seasoned executives with significant experience in the healthcare industry or related services. They have a keen sense of their own strengths coupled with the ability and commitment needed to guide their mentees. Mentors are willing to share of themselves - relaying stories and anecdotes from their careers, recounting successes and failures, offering ideas and approaches and identifying tools and connections. Most mentors have experience in a director-level or higher position and/or have developed both individuals and teams.

Comments from last year’s participants
"The HBA mentoring program gave me the opportunity to test my counselling methodology and improve my self-confidence on it." - Mentor, 2016-2017 Program

"Having a mentor outside your personal and professional circle has been the biggest added value for me." - Mentee, 2016-2017 Program

"It has been a big contribution to my career development. It increased my confidence and led to promotion."- Mentee, 2016-2017 Program

Mentee course fee

Mentor course fee
$0 - There is no charge for mentors, who volunteer their time and expertise to the program and their mentee.

How to apply - two steps
1. All mentees and mentors must register (below). Mentees pay the mentee course fee now.*
2. All mentees and mentors must complete the online application, which is sent via email as soon as you register.

Applicants must complete both this registration process and their online application to be considered for the program.
*If a match cannot be found for a mentee, the mentee’s course fee will be refunded in full.

HBA membership requirements
• Mentees must be HBA members - Mentees who are accepted into the program, elect to participate and who are not already members must join the HBA by 6 September 2017. Please note that:
    • HBA annual membership dues are an additional charge, separate and distinct from the mentee course fee.
    • HBA annual membership dues are not refundable (so make sure you have been accepted into the program and have made the decision
    to participate before joining).
• Consult your manager or HR department to see if reimbursement will be provided. Find out more about the value of HBA membership and the annual non-refundable membership dues here.
• Mentors are not required to be HBA members, but we hope you will decide to join.

Registration/application deadline
Register and complete the online application by 21 August 2017.

Is this event refundable? Yes; if a suitable match cannot be found for a mentee, the mentee course fee will be refunded in full. If a mentee decides not to participate in the program and provides written notification to the chapter contact by 6 September, the mentee course fee will be refunded in full. No refunds are available after that time.

Event questions/support
Email Mentoring Program committee members Victoria Taylor (UK) and Eva McLellan (Switzerland) at: hbaeumentoring2017@gmail.com


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Registration information

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The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.


 Registration NamePrice LevelRegular

RegistrationName Mentee registration

 Mentee registrationMember$150.00
 Mentee registrationNon-Member$150.00

RegistrationName Mentor registration

 Mentor registrationMember$0.00
 Mentor registrationNon-Member$0.00

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