BOOST : Contextualized Proximity Mentorship

Based on a few observations (such as difficulties in applying training, sometimes too theoretical and general, the use of a technical jargon, stimulating initiatives to bring changes followed by short-lived enthusiasm, …), CERAR has created a methodology based on contextualized mentorship and ongoing monitoring to achieve lasting change, BOOST (Building On Our Strengths Together).

This innovative methodology BOOST – based on a Contextualized Proximity mentorship (CPM ) – moves away from “plug and play” to support and mentor local teams in the implementation of their learnings in their everyday practice.

«  Lessons are not learnt unless change happens  »

Participant to one of our training courses

In order to lead to a practical implementation of our training modules and follow-ups, and thus to the creation of a real climate of change, the Proximity Contextualized Mentorship (PCM) is built on some of CERAR’s specific methods

Lasting change can only be gradual and promoted by teams within the organizations concerned. It is necessary to plan levels respecting the possibilities and limits of the organization and therefore to resize the objectives in successive, realistic and feasible stages:

  • a 360° self-assessment involving the whole team and organisation, based on our specific spider web method leading to the identification of three key actions per level, realistic and feasible, concerning concrete priorities of the organization in all its dimensions 
  • a concrete action plan determined by the team and empowering it, according to the ‘small change theory’ (valuation of each change made, however small) 
  • the creation of a local team serving as a focal point, to monitor, supervise and disseminate training and mentorship
  • a strengths-based approach (rather than a deficits-based one) 
  • the integration of local professional or lived experiences and knowledge, the specific points of view of participants, respecting their own pace

CPM capitalizes by jointly developing scalable tools that can be transferred within local networks
and supports the translation of learnings into action plans and achievable steps.

CPM takes into account

  • the environment and resources (limited means of communication, difficulties of access and movement, stress due to insecurity, etc.);  
  • the various cultural issues inside and outside the humanitarian realm;
  • personal stories and circumstances
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