October 22, 2012

Who are the Future Hemophilia Leaders?

mentor (n.) Look up mentor at Dictionary.com

We often hear the word mentor, but what does it mean? Mentor hails from Greek writing. Mentor was a friend of Odysseus and adviser of Telemachus (son of Odysseus and Penelope) in Homer’s Odyssey. It may also derive from the Greek word  mentos (intent, purpose, spirit, passion) or from the Latin  monitor (one who admonishes), or from the root men (to think).

One of the prime responsibilities of any leader is to mentor and raise up other leaders. It does no good to create an institution, organization, or program and not share the leadership knowledge and managerial information required to run it and carry forward the vision. Leadership is an art, and young people can learn from the current masters how to use the tools and right perspective to create their own masterpieces. Never is this needed more in hemophilia. Our current leaders at NHF are working actively to recruit and teach up and coming leaders.

And industry is too! Here is a unique and brilliant opportunity to particiapte in leadership training. Check it out and apply today! Become a leader, with an aim to helping the future hemophilia community, here in the US and globally!

Program: Bayer Hemophilia Leadership Development Program (BHLDP) Internship

Requirements to Apply: Students enrolled full-time in college who are touched by hemophilia and have a strong interest in and commitment to becoming a future leader in the hemophilia community.

Program Details: Interns will travel to Bayer’s U.S. Headquarters where they will participate in activities that aim to help them grow personally and professionally. Selected interns will:

·       work directly with leaders at Bayer as they participate in formal training on communication skills, effective problem solving, leadership and compliance

·       work with hemophilia organizations in the area to learn about the work done to support the hemophilia community and how business professionals can support these efforts

·       meet with healthcare public policy professionals in Washington D.C. where interns will see first-hand how effective advocacy relations impacts legislative decisions.

This is an this eight-week, paid internship (June – August 2013). For more information and to download an application, visit www.livingbeyondhemophilia.com/intern.

Applications are accepted till February 8, 2013. I’ve known quite a few people who have finished this exceptional training and loved it! It’s helped them get jobs and open many new doors.

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