Associates can help with discrete projects as well as learning about the day-to-day running of the organisation. For example, at HCT Group our Associate developed and implemented the first framework for measuring social impact with the Deputy CEO, and our Associate at O2 created and launched O2Learn together with the Head of Brand Strategy. Roles at Comic Relief have been more open ended seeing Associates managing the character Monkey and its merchandise.
On Purpose offers a unique combination of on-the-job experience, rigorous training by both professionals and academics and access to powerful networks. The mentoring and coaching add an extra layer to create a comprehensive learning experience beyond that of other academic or training programmes.
We believe that we are striking the right balance by ensuring On Purpose Associates have enough to live on and not making it prohibitive for all kinds of purpose-driven organisations to take part.
All our coaches are experienced professionals who have not only done significant amounts of coaching at senior and executive levels in organisations but have also had careers in business themselves.
You’ll meet with your coach each quarter on a one-to-one basis. This is an opportunity for you to take a step back from the details of your placement and the pace of the year. You’ll be able to discuss what it is you’re taking from the year and what areas you feel you need to be making a more concerted effort with given your goals. You might find, like Associates have in the past, it’s a good time to consider decisions around your career.
The coaches are independent of On Purpose and their objective is to support your leadership development; expect to be challenged to find your own solutions based on your own strengths and values.
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