The Mentoring Program of TCI Network is aimed at improving the skills and competences in management of cluster initiatives and programs of our members. The program seeks to match experienced cluster managers within the TCI network (mentors) with cluster newcomers in an early stage of their careers (mentees). On a regular monthly basis and through online dialogue, mentors will offer support to mentees looking for guidance in their learning journey to become professional cluster managers. The mentoring relationship between the mentor and mentee is built around a 6-month individual “mentoring agreement” that will state the agreed conditions and expectations. The TCI Mentoring Program is free of charge for TCI members.
The start of the TCI Cluster Mentoring Program in 2016 was a success. 7 mentees from Europe, Latin America, Australia and Russia attended the program. We increased our pool of mentors up to 19 mentors from 14 different countries. The second round has now been launched! Become a mentee by filling in this FORM
Here are some areas of knowledge and competences for successful cluster practitioners that could be developed through the TCI Mentoring Program:
Cluster Strategy & Organization Skills
Cluster Collaboration & Leadership
Cluster Entrepreneurship, Start-up & Scale-up
TCI mentors gathered during TCI 2016 Global Conference in Eindhoven.