The Young Water Professionals Mentoring Program is back again for 2018! Our YWP committee acknowledges that mentoring is an important influence in professional development. It is an effective way to develop skills via the transfer of knowledge from highly experienced members, to new graduates, and mid-career professionals.
The mentoring relationship strengthens competencies needed to enhance job performance and career prospects – in a professional manner (so steering clear away from the recent National Party debacle). It can be a formal or informal professional relationship and is based on openness, mutual trust, respect, encouragement, constructive comments and a willingness to learn.
For more experienced members interested in becoming mentors, this is an opportunity to hone your leadership skills, to give something back to the water industry by sharing your professional knowledge and experience. For younger inexperienced members, this is a chance for you to better understand your career aspirations, and network with people who can assist you in achieving or setting your goals. And for those YWPs who have been working in the water industry for a few years, but have not taken on any leadership roles, the 2018 program will encourage you to take a step towards leadership and mentor people who are new to the water industry.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Click the log in button on the top right hand corner or create account
- Once logged in, click the "Register Myself" button
- Select the correct registration type
- Proceed to the checkout for payment
Contact QLD Branch Manager Sharon James on SJames@awa.asn.au for more details.