YP Academy

YP Academy

About YP Academy

The YP Academy is a recurring event concept launched by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber giving the Young Professionals an opportunity to accelerate their skills within an area. When attending a YP Academy event, our aim is that the participants will walk away from the event with a new skill.

The YP Academy will offer a variety of courses and classes – on many different topics. The Academy is primarily designed for members of the Swedish Chamber’s Young Professionals but is also open for Members of the Swedish Chamber.

 

The Young Professional membership

Are you under the age of 36 and want to be part of a Swedish-Dutch network? If so, welcome to take the opportunity of becoming a young professional member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands. The YP of the Swedish Chamber helps future business leaders to accelerate personal and professional growth, as well as to extend their networks across the Swedish- Dutch business community.

 

As a member you get

  • Access to some 20 young professional events annually
  • Access to full Swedish Chamber events calendar* over the course of the year
  • Access to the YP Academy Program free of charge
  • Access to the Swedish Chamber and YP  Mentorship Program
  • Professional development courses often with reduced prices
  • A free subscription of the Swedish Chamber digital Newsletter

* The young professionals’ membership is a private membership of the Swedish Chamber with limited access to some services and events.
Please visit the booking page of the event for more information.

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The Swedish Chamber Mentorship Program 2022 – 2023

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professional
Mentorship Program 2022 – 2023

 

10 Year Anniversary

“21st-Century Leadership”

Navigating in a world of change

 

APPLICATION FOR THE SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2022-2023 IS NOW CLOSED

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive seven-month program of group workshops and individual mentoring by experienced and successful senior industry professionals from across the Swedish-Dutch business community.

 

The benefits for both mentors and mentees are unparalleled. For Mentors, it is a great chance to help the next generation flourish. Participating in this program is a great learning and networking opportunity for both mentees and mentors and offers great opportunities to meet and network with peers and business leaders and form lasting contacts.

 

 

The Programme

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 7-month program consisting of 5 joint group workshops and seminars covering topics such as navigating in a world of change, past pandemic business culture, personal development, and mindfulness and recovery, inspired and supported by senior business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish-Dutch business community. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience. In addition, mentors and mentees meet for one-to-one mentoring sessions over the course of the year, whether it’s face to face, over Zoom or by phone.

 

The Programme will help you to:

  • Accelerate your personal and professional development
  • Gain unique insight into the Dutch business community and business culture
  • Advance towards your existing career goals and aspirations
  • Identify new areas of professional interest and/or career paths
  • Develop new business skills, knowledge and tools
  • Develop your personal brand
  • Grow your professional network

Programme Criteria for Mentee Applicants:

  • Who are Young Professional members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
  • Who has a Swedish – Dutch connection
  • Who, ideally, has 3-4 of years of experience in their career

 

Programme Criteria for Mentor Applicants:

  • Who are members of the Swedish Chamber
  • Who has several years of experience
    Who has a Swedish – Dutch connection

                       

 


Meet some of our Mentors

 

 

 

With the  Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012 and is, therefore, celebration its 10 year’s anniversary in 2022! Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited for their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited meet the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. The Mentorship Programme is led by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.


Time Schedule and Program Details 2022/2023

 

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Introduction and speed dating

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022 – A changing (Technology) working Landscape

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.
Insightful speaker: Axel von Sydow, ASML

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 – Leadership

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.
Insightful speaker: Niels Thijssen, AIMS

 

Thursday, March 16, 2022 – Diversity and Inclusion

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.

Insightful speaker Tbc

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Mindfulness and recovery

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V
Insightful speaker Tbc


For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl


 

About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition of the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future careers.

As a group, we will work on specific topics such as leadership, diversity, and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

 


About the Swedish Chamber Mentorship Programme

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited for their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and to learn more about their insights and values.

 

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International.

 

   

 

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