CMN were integral in helping us launch our first Open House mentoring programme for Soho Impact in London.

Through mentor training for Soho House members and CMN’s connections to young creatives in the city, we were able to forge lasting partnerships that we hope will continue to grow networks and make the creative industries more representative of class, gender and ethnicity.
— — PETER CHIPCHASE, CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGY OFFICER, SOHO HOUSE GROUP

THE BRIEF

Arm mentors with mentoring and coaching skills, and the theory behind social mobility ensure maximum impact through support structure. Support Global Academy students to get the most from their mentoring placement by:

  • exploring future career opportunities within the creative industries

  • expanding professional networks

  • developing soft skills and increase self-awareness

  • facilitating transition into employment with support on interviews, CV, university applications etc.

 

THE IMPACT

YOUNG PEOPLE BUILT CONNECTIONS FROM THE HOUSE COMMUNITIES THAT PROPELLED THEM INTO AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES!

 
 

96%

of mentors feel more confident to nurture diverse talent and create an inclusive culture.

89%

of mentors agree that CMN helped them build more confidence in their own skills and knowledge.

92%

of mentors feel more confident.

 
The skills you learn around mentoring and coaching are completely transferable and feel just as relevant supporting young people in the workplace.
— KAT THOMAS, GLOBAL EXEC CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ONE GREEN BEAN

THE PROCESS

 
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CONSULTATION

A plan was developed to give Havas the confidence to take action to improve diversity in the agency, by setting up an internship programme.

TIMELINE

Over 16 weeks mentors learnt new listening, communicating and coaching skills.

DELIVERABLES

Global students developed their understanding of careers in the creative industries and the routes in, to build their professional networks and to develop the soft skills - self-awareness, confidence and communication - they need to maintain and leverage those networks.

 

THE PROGRAMME

 
 
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The Global mentoring programme was a 16 week programme to develop the future talent of the creative media industry. Global mentors were assigned with a Global Academy Year 13 student for one to one mentoring in their final year.

 
 
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The training sessions have given is fresh ideas. The coaching vs mentoring workshop was particularly useful as many of us had thought about solely using our experience to help. It did encourage me to help my mentee find her own answers rather than feeling like I needed to have all of the solutions.

It was lovely being on the journey with someone who has just entered the workforce and seeing the obstacles through her eyes. I felt a sense of pride when my mentee conquered some issues at work ie around presenting, engaging with colleagues and then when she found momentum around larger personal goals.
— Karen Tso, Europe Anchor, CNBC
 
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