The response has been overwhelming. As of Thursday 28 November, over 285 people have registered to be part of our Peer Coaching Pilot Program.
Today, we will close registration and begin matching people one-to-one and get them started on their peer coaching partnership. Just to give you an idea of who has registered, here is a snap shot of the peer coaches:
- Over 70% are women
- Just shy of 58% are aged between 26-35. Only 17% are older than 36 years of age
- Almost 75% have 5 years or less experience working in aid/development
- And, a whopping 91% indicate that they want to be matched with someone in the SAME sector
If you are young and just getting your career moving, then this program is for you. At the same time, we have a small, select group of very experienced professionals who are looking for a peer coach of similar standing. This program is open to everyone working in aid and development and neither age nor experience should discourage you.
In addition, it is not limited to ‘being in the field’ or even in the traditional aid sector. You could be working at community-based organisations in regional Australia or at a social business start-up in Kolkata. If you are working towards social justice, human rights and a more peaceful world, then peer coaching will work for you.
Although we encourage more men to apply (as with dating in the aid world, there seems to be a noticeable lack of men), gender is not an important determinant.
It is also shaping up to be a truly global network of peer coaches. Participants are living in the U.S, Haiti, China, Cambodia, Kenya, Ghana, Laos, Solomon Islands, Belgium, Niger, Uganda, UK, Madagascar and Nicaragua to name just a few.
This is your last chance to be part of this innovative, experimental and career-changing program. You will be matched with a peer of similar professional background and experience, and given extensive support from the team at WhyDev on how to get the most out of your peer coaching partnership.
Don’t miss out. Register here.
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