The goal of ESD’s Global Mentorship Program is to support graduates in their development as professional ESD instructors.
Mentoring & Post-Program Activities
The goal of ESD’s Global Mentorship Program is to support graduates in their development as professional ESD instructors. The Mentorship Program brings experienced instructors from across the world with ESD Global graduates to support and assist in: designing classes, building teaching skills, and developing ESD programs. The ESD Global Mentorship Program is a two-year commitment for graduates of Level 1 training. Graduates are provided with learning opportunities through webinars, online classes, and in-person trainings.
The Mentorship Program is designed to help ESD Global graduates achieve professional certification a Four-Step Process.
Participants in the ESD Global Mentorship Program do the following:
Attend monthly online mentorship meetings with their mentor(s). This is an important way to receive support and additional instruction in teaching ESD and building an ESD program in their communities.
Engage with their Mentorship Group through online platforms or email (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, etc.). An important part of the mentorship program is building community and supporting each other’s success.
Access to resources available for ongoing learning and support, including lesson plans and materials, videos, webinars, online courses, and other tools for continuing their development as ESD instructors.
Graduates progressing through the program may also take on the role of Mentor to newer graduates. This is how ESD Global continually builds leadership, and expand access to ESD across the globe.
Adaptations: ESD Global’s curriculum is adapted to meet the social, cultural, and health needs of the community. For example: there is a difference in tactics in teaching in settings of increased harassment on campus, around domestic violence or in the workplace. Our curricula are tailored for the cultural and social needs of communities, depending on world view, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, immigration status, ability, and existing systemic power structures that may limit an individual’s access to self-defense.
ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives. ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits.
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