COMPASS Mentoring Program
The program is aimed at postdocs and science managers (e.g. project coordinators, research unit managers) ready to engage in strategic career building and decision-making.
COMPASS Mentoring is a cooperation of the seven Helmholtz Centers in the research field Earth & Environment. The entire program will be conducted in English.
Download the information sheet here !
12 & 13 January 2023
11 & 12 May 2023
16 & 17 November 2023
23 & 24 May 2024
with further information on the workshops is available for download here.
As a mentee of the COMPASS Mentoring program you will be supported in your active and goal-oriented career development. A framework program is specifically tailored to career situations in science and science management. The experts running the program will guide you to find a fitting mentor for your individual concerns. Mentors can come from any field, academia as well as the private sector, public authorities or the non-profit sector. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others at various events.
Mentees have to invest time and energy in the mentee-mentor relationship and in the program and need a contract for at least 12 months during the program period. Furthermore your leader/PI must has been informed and consents.
As a mentor you support the mentees with your experience and knowledge to take their next career steps.
Someone who passes on their professional knowledge or experiential knowledge. COMPASS mentors can come from all professional fields, e.g. private sector, public authorities, the non-profit sector, freelancers and more.A mentor…
- invests time and attention for their mentee.
- engages with the mentee's concerns and contribute to their self-exploration.
- provides feedback on plans and goals, addresses risks and encourages the mentee to share their own experiences.
- shares their experiential knowledge and makes implicit knowledge transparent
The program intents the participation of the mentors in one online workshop and 3 - 6 meetings with their mentees.
Download the information sheet for COMPASS mentors here !
The program is open to a maximum of 24 participants. Three places are available for the UFZ. To apply for the programme you need to fill in an application form and answer some guiding questions.
A document with the guiding questions can be downloaded here.
The application for the period 2023/2024 is closed.
Please note: If your current contract ends during the program period, the extended of the contract must be intendet by your leader.
COMPASS Mentoring is a cooperation of the seven Helmholtz Centres in the research field Earth & Environment.