DRBF Mentoring Program
Leo Grutters has been a mentor under the DRBF program for mentees. He has been practicing as a Dispute Board member and arbitrator for many years and enjoys sharing his experiences with young upcoming professionals in the industry. He believes it is important for experienced members to pass on their knowledge to ensure a continued presence of skilled professionals in the industry. The DRBF has now implemented a professional program where mentors like Leo are assigned mentees, and he finds this experience satisfying.
- Describe your experience as a DRBF mentor.
- Hi there. I've been asked to answer the question: what my experiences are being a mentor under the DRBF programme for mentees. First of all, I would like to tell you that I have been practising as a Dispute Board member, arbitrator for many, many years now. And, one of the things that I like to do is give my experiences over their career to young upcoming people within the industry. And I think it's needed that these people come into the industry because once the experienced DB members have gone, we need follow up. And what better way to do this, then the experienced people transferring their knowledge to the mentees because in all reality DB schools don't exist. There's no university where you could go and learn it, where you go and be teached about it or be taught about it. So I've set my duty to take people under my wings and let them know the ins and outs of what it takes to be a professional DB member and the DRBF has taken up on that as well. They've now realised the professional programme that people like me and my colleagues can enter into, they get assigned these mentees and that is producing for me a very satisfying experience.