Focused, Natural Narrative Building Activities
Once you have identified your existing position (Who Am I) and set your goal, we help set you on a path to bridge the gap between the two. UAH Mentoring Model is a bit like GPS – which show the way to your destination. There is no question of capability here. The model is built around your skills and customized to your requirements. It fits you naturally and builds out a narrative as per your interests, strengths and asks. As we go along, we deploy a combination of highly acclaimed videos, tested and researched frameworks and customized activities and workshops s to sharpen your approach and build out your potential, layer by layer.
Our interactions are driven by strengths of the individual and are highly contextualized from the skills and jobs of the future perspective and focus on building the strengths that help the individual succeed in the 21st century. In general, we focus on the 3Cs –
Critical Thinking: The ability to think from different perspectives, think through things a few steps forward, make arguments and counter-arguments, and reason with evidence.
Communication Skills: The ability to use communication to connect with people is a critical element of people management, service orientation, coordinating with others and negotiations.
Collaborative Creativity: As the problems we tackle become more and more complex, individual creativity is not enough. In comes collaborative creativity – the ability to inspire creativity within a group of highly skilled people.
While mentoring is a continuous process, we expect to see tangible results over 18-30 month time-frame. Typical session plan may look like as under.
Session 1: Relationship building
Session 2: Understanding the unique context and needs of the individual
Session 3: Establish strengths and goals for the client
Session 4: Establish success factors (from 21st century perspective) and match with strengths to carve our possible educational and career paths.
Session 5: Generate Options
Session 6: Build a pathway to realize options. These pathways are unique to the individual and draw upon his/ her natural inclination coupled with her capabilities.
Session 7 onwards: Ongoing coaching which shall deploy the GROW model for the specific objectives and pathways that have been agreed on.We shall continue to troubleshoot and develop alternate plans for the client to achieve ‘success’ as defined by them.
Final deliverable from this entire exercise are extremely measurable and individual specific. For most clients and students, the most relevant result is an admission into a top grade college. All the students who have gone through this program have been able to get into one of the global ten colleges in their respective fields. MIT, Stanford, Oxford, NUS, Princeton, Yale, Berkley, Harvard, Cambridge and Wharton are some of the places where students of UAH Mentorship program have been able to secure admits. More notable outcome (at least in our opinion) is to ensure readiness for these programs and building a growth mindset which allows them to explore and be survival-ready as and when the changes from the 4th Industrial Revolution start rocking the world!