• GIoCT Mentoring Program

    Our mentoring program pairs individuals with experienced mentors who provide guidance, support, and insights. Mentors come from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about helping mentees achieve their goals. We tailor the program to the individual's needs and aims to build lasting relationships. Apply today to unlock your full potential and take your career or personal development to the next level.

  • What we offer on our bespoke, personalised mentoring scheme:


    • A program that pairs individuals with experienced mentors for guidance, support, and personal insights.
    • Dedicated mentors that come from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and countries, and who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise.
    • A tailored schedule that optimises one-on-one meetings, leveraging personalised advice to help individuals achieve their unique goals.
    • A variety of mentors committed to helping you grow personally and professionally, whilst building lasting relationships that will benefit you throughout your future.
    • A dedicated plan that aims to help individuals unlock their full potential to enable them to take their lessons to the next level for the benefit of all their students.

    Are you still not sure if mentoring can benefit you personally?


    Whether you are a teacher just starting out in your career, an experienced head teacher looking to take your school to the next level, or a senior trustee or governor, looking to take a more hands on role in leading your establishments to a new level of excellence, we have a mentor who can help you achieve your goals.

    Our aim is not only to help you achieve your goals, but also to build a lasting relationship. Many of our mentees and mentors continue to stay in touch long after their formal mentoring relationship has ended, forming valuable connections that can last a lifetime.

    So if you are ready to take the next step in your career or personal development journey, we encourage you to apply to our Mentoring Program today. Let us help you unlock your full
    potential in your quest to take the education of your students to the next level, so they can endeavour to be the best version as they face a new and unpredictable future.

    Our Mentors

    Their specialised fields of expertise are as follows:


    Bill Lucas

    Chair of GIoCT, Co-Chair of the OECD PISA Creative Thinking Committee. Based at University of Cambridge, UK.

    • Deep understanding of how people learn and how to foster creativity.
    • An ability to offer valuable advice and consultation on learning, creativity, and education.
    • Strong leadership and management skills, with a specific mastery in writing and communication.


    Professor Michael Anderson

    Professor of Creativity and Arts Education, University of Sydney, Australia. Co-Founder and Academic Leader, 4C Transformative Learning Sessions. 

    • Internationally recognised educational leader, with a focus on creativity, collaboration, communication and critical reflection.
    • Specialist in the 4C's of education and their integration alongside curriculum development.
    • Experience in research and publication, with over 60 book chapters and journal articles to his credit.


    Professor Pamela Burnard

    Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations, University of Cambridge, UK.

    • An expert in exploring the relationship between creativity and education.
    • Experience in advancing the theory and practice of multiple creativities across various education sectors.
    • An in-depth understanding of research and publishing, with a repertoire of over 25 books.


    Professor Ronald Beghetto

    Professor of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education & Director of the Innovation House, University of Connecticut, USA. 

    • Leadership and recognition in professional organisations related to creativity and innovation in education.
    • Strong research skills with dynamic methods for studying creativity in education.
    • Commitment to democratising creative education and promoting fair and sustainable educational outcomes.

    Professor Laura McBain

    Co-Interim Managing Director at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and Co-Director of K12 Lab, Stanford University, USA.

    • Expertise in using human-centred design to provide fair and innovative educational experiences for students.
    • Skills include providing leadership in education, and designing new learning experiences for educators.
    • Experience teaching middle and high school students in both charter and comprehensive schools.

    Our mentoring sessions typically run for an hour and may involve tasks or research activities that require reflection between sessions.


    Your program can either be supported by a single mentor or with collaborative input from our entire team.

    We suggest you consider between three to ten mentoring sessions based on your individual needs and goals.

    Start your mentoring journey today
    Want to know more? Get in touch with us at info@gioct.org to see how we can help you progress your practice, project and career.

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