On October 29, 2020 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce proudly launched the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021! 12 pairs with Mentors and Mentees are starting an exciting 9 month journey of personal growth and and leadership development together under the supervision of Program coach Hendrik Jan Guitink. Read more about the Program and meet the Program Coach and the Mentor Team below.
Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career en grow your professional network
Are you an international business leader within the Chamber’s network looking for an opportunity to connect and support the next generation’s business leaders?
Apply to the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program 2020-2021!
Launch October 29, 2020 – June 10, 2020
Mentor guidelines meeting October 22, 2020 Time: 17.00 – 18.00
What makes the difference between a career that thrives and one that stalls? For many in the business world, it’s a mentor. In addition to helping you define your professional development path, a mentor an help you deal with the everyday concerns in the daily job life. While one should never blindly follow in the footsteps of others, the lessons learned from others’ experiences and missteps, can prove invaluable.
With this program the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting Mentees from the Young Professionals with mentors from the Chamber’s extensive network of international leaders.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as Cross-border business culture, How to create international teams, Leadership strategies & Personal growth and recruitment processes in corona times, by business experts from various fields. 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.
Time Schedule and Program Details 2020/2021
October 22, 2020
17.00 – 18.00
Mentor meeting sharing Mentor guidelines and frameworks (Mentors only)
October 29, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam Introduction and speed dating
Hendrik Jan Guitink
During the first meeting, the Kick-off, you will meet your Mentor/Mentee and you will get introduced to the Mentorship program and what to expect. The program and guidelines will be presented, and material will be supplied, including a Mentorship agreement. At the kick-off, we will also have our Kick-off Speed Dating session to get to know each other better and to make it possible to build your business network from day 1.
December 3, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam International and cross border Business Culture and Networking Skills Hendrik Jan Guitink Guest Speaker: Tba
February 3, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam Creating (international) teams and defining your role Henrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba
April 22, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam Personal development and growth Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba
June 10, 2021 18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam Recruitment strategies Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba At this final meeting we will also evaluate on personal lessons learned and you will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
Register before October 15, 2020 by filling in the Application form under PROGRAM
below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The highly successful program includes one-to-one sessions, 5 mandatory seminars and workshops, further described below, scheduled throughout 2020 – 2021 will help you to reach your goal for personal growth and development and to increase your professional leadership skills as well as to share experiences and insights with others and building on your business network. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then more than 700 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited for their future personal and professional growth and the many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and to learn more about their insights and values.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is open to all Young Professionals members of the Swedish Chamber and members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and encourages both mentors and mentees to register. It is designed for Young Professionals between 25 and 36 years old with high ambitions to develop and grow. The ideal Mentee has a few years of work experience and knowledge of managing and executing projects.
For Mentors a special Mentor meeting will be planned (zoom) prior to the launch to share Mentor guidelines and best practice.
The Mentor/Mentee couples will be selected carefully according to the application forms by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in close co-operations with the Program facilitator. After mentors are paired up with mentees both Mentors and Mentees are participating at the five pre-scheduled Workshops and Seminars throughout the year both as individuals and as couple. At these Seminars and Workshops time has also been included for one-to-one meetings between the Mentor and the Mentee. In between the mandatory meetings one-on-one meetings are encouraged to take place once every six weeks, in person or digitally, offering opportunities for in-depth discussions.The personal success of the Mentorship Program is most of all depending on your commitment to yourself and to invest time in You!
For 8 months you will benefit of having a Mentor or being the Mentor to a Mentee and building a Mentorship relation. You will learn more about yourself and learning from others. You will share insights and ideas with experts on Cross boarder business culture, Leadership strategies, Creating international teams and Recruitment processes (in corona times) and build on your (business) network within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. You will get to know and share ideas with other members both from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Young Professionals.
For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to email@example.com
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 for 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 career.
As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture 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.”
Hendrik Jan Guitink
The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International.
THE APPLICATION TERM FOR THE SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2020-2021 IS NOW CLOSED.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program is sponsored by:
Participation fee for the Mentorship Program includes:
The Participation Fee for Mentors and Mentees for the Mentorship Program 2019-2020 includes:
Professional Program Coaching by Hendrik Jan Guitink, Partner AIMS
Professional Program planning
5 Seminars/Workshops featuring professional experts from various business management fields
Swedish Fika at all meetings
Certificate end of the Mentorship Program
Euro 50.00 p.p. excl. VAT to be transferred to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce before the start of the Mentorship Program October 29, 2020.
The Swedish Chamber of Commmerce Mentorship Program is designed for the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professional members.
Register before October 15, 2020 by filling in the Application form under PROGRAM below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Not a member yet? Send an email to email@example.com for more information about membership.
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting
Managing Director at Ericsson Netherlands
Gabriele Hamm Adler
Founder GHA Development - Growth for People & Business
Ruth de Jager
Country Manager Storytel
Finance & Business Transformation leader
Transformation Lead Royal HaskoningDHV/Thrive on Purpose
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.