Struggling with keeping kids engaged with online learning? Finding your way through the storm of coronavirus news and (dis)information? Keeping your team focused and productive during the outbreak? Experts are standing by to answer your questions.
As a public service, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Mentor Network (GMN.net) has been hosting a series of live, online Q&A sessions with “virtual mentors” who are helping leaders navigate the crisis.
Last week, April 1, General (ret.) Stan McChrystal, founder and CEO of the McChrystal Group, shared insights on responding to the virus that were drawn from his experiences fighting Al-Qaeda. The briefing was met with comments like, “This was fantastic!” and “This has been an extraordinary hour.”
This week, on Tuesday, April 7, Audrey Cooper, editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, will be joined by Kelly McBride, Chair of Poynter Institute Center on Ethics and Leadership for a talk about finding your way through the flood of information and disinformation, while providing your teams with the sense of community, connectedness, and purpose we all need right now.
On Thursday, April 9, none other than Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of the Khan Academy will address questions about how to keep kids engaged with online learning at home, while keeping your own organizations focused and motivated.
And on Wednesday, April 15, Tim Draper, renowned venture capitalist and founder of Draper
University will team up with Leah Solivan, founder of TaskRabbit to offer an entrepreneur’s guide to the coronavirus pandemic, with insights on conquering fears, thinking way outside the box, and the creative moves that teams need to make to weather the storm of COVID-19.
Making these leaders available for brain-picking is all part of Global Mentor Network’s mission. “Great leadership can make a great difference,” said Thuy Vu, president of the fledgling start-up. “This is why we’ve launched our Ask a Mentor LIVE series. We’re committed to transferring the skills and experience of top leaders to everyone who can help make a positive impact in the current crisis, and beyond. It’s our hope that insights passed along during our free sessions will help organizations, families and individuals deal more effectively with the outbreak and improve outcomes for all.”