“Acting as a mentor it is a true privilege for me. The program also offers great opportunities for AmCham Sweden mentees to add practical tips to their "toolbox" as young business professionals." Ludwig Stendahl Business Development – Marketing Manager EY (formerly Ernst & Young)
Participants in the AmCham Sweden Mentoring Program have had a busy and enlightening schedule of events since the group initially gathered in October.
First, a Leadership Program was held that provided perspectives to from two experienced speakers. Johan Öberg, Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting, Sweden presented “Lessons Learned in Building Leadership Skills in the Corporate World”. From the public service sector, Angie Bryan, Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy, followed up with “Leadership in the Field - Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Service as a Diplomat”.
The next event, a Networking Workshop, featured Mary Rose Hoja who presented “The Art of Business Mingling”. Among the areas covered were what to do before, during and after a business event. The art of smoothly entering and exiting conversations, as well as guiding conversations was also presented along with a series of personal branding tips and best practices for using Linked-in, Twitter and other social media channels.
These events will be followed in January 2014 by a presentation on “The Habits of High Performers”. This workshop will focus on the precise skills a young professional needs to learn in order to perform at the top. Mentees will learn from AmCham Sweden member companies that have very well respected management training program about how to excel in their career and skills development.
Victoria Roos-Olsson, a Senior Consultant with Franklin Covey, will instruct the group on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Other scheduled speakers are Göran Rosberg, Accenture’s Senior Director for Nordic Talent & Organization Business Domain Lead in Sweden – and Elisabeth Henry, Head of HR for Procter and Gamble’s Nordic divisions.
In February 2014, a workshop on the “Negotiation Curve” will be conducted by Gary Guttenburg, an American business developer and lawyer. Gary will present the phases of negotiations and the impacts of each step.