Another example of GTF’s work is the Global Thinkers Mentors Platform (GTM), which consists of two international mentoring programmes ‘Telemachus’ and ‘Athena’.
These programmes create conversations between young individuals from all over the world and international professionals of outstanding careers and achievements. The mentoring sessions which aim at promoting not only professional development but also cross cultural understanding and the notion of global thinking, take place one-on-one over a period of 8 months.
For eight months mentees are supported and encouraged to develop new skills and expertise, which can make them not only more competitive in the international arena, but also more prone to operate under universal values and not under contextual beliefs. “For our society on a global scale, I think the major purpose is to perceive the world as a unified sole country. Only then there will be a truly unified moral standing, one that clarify right or wrong for everyone and thus create a fairer world, a more evolved world”, believes Paul-Angelos Philppakis a 23-year old GTF mentee from Greece.
Our Mentors are individuals with deep international experience and rich backgrounds across various sectors, such as business, government, civil society, diplomacy, academia, media. GTM is a vivid example of the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration and how this can actively grow and support leadership and most importantly create the foundations for a more accountable world in the future, through nurturing the next generation of leaders.