AWA Tasmania Mentoring Program and Launch Event

AWA Tasmania Mentoring Program and Launch Event
The 2021 AWA TAS Mentoring Program and Launch Event
This is the date where we kick off the 2021 TAS Mentoring Program! To register for the program and the launch event read more...

Ever wished you had someone to talk to about your career? Or keen to make a difference to an up-and-coming water professional whilst developing your coaching & leadership skills?  Then sign up to our mentoring program for 2021 and join us at the launch to find out more and meet who you are paired up with!

Thursday 4 March 2021 | 12noon-1.30pm 
pitt&sherry, Level 1, Surrey House, 199 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
Starting with a networking light lunch from 12-12.30, we will then launch the program and hear from some of our own 2020 mentoring program pairs about their experiences, insights and highlights before allowing mentoring pairs time to scope their goals and engagement framework.


Mentee program participation cost:
Note: to participate as a Mentee you must be an indivdual AWA Member (Professional or Student) as this is an individual member benefit. To enable non-members and employees of corporate members access to the Mentoring Program we have been able to discount a one year membership and included this as part of your registration to the TAS Mentoring Program.
$44 (current AWA individual members - Professional or Student)
$144 (non-members and employees of corporate members) includes program participation cost and one year discounted AWA individual membership

Mentor program participation:
To thank mentors for their support of the program there is no cost to attend the launch event.

Please note:
To take part in this year's mentoring program as a mentee or mentor; you must complete the application form which includes a link to register for the launch event by the deadline of Thursday 25 February 2021. NO LATE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.


Attendance at the launch event is highly recommended,  as experience has taught us that it sets the program up for a successful year! If you are not available for the launch, please email ASAP.

The Benefits of Mentoring
Mentoring has been identified as an important professional development tool. The AWA mentoring program is a great opportunity for people in the water industry to gain advice and develop new relationships and skills from industry leaders outside their current network.  On the flip side, this program offers senior professionals the chance to further develop their coaching skills and inspire young water professionals to advance their career within the water industry.

How does the AWA mentoring program work? 
The Association pairs mentors and mentees from the information provided in application forms. The more detail provided in applications, the more accurate the match!

Mentors & mentees will be introduced at the launch event and contact information shared. During the launch event, each mentoring pair will agree on how often and where to meet and we will provide information to help spark discussion points. The program runs for one year but your relationship doesn’t have to end there, some mentoring partnerships last a lifetime!

Whilst no training is required for our mentors, we are here to coach you in your mentoring role and will do regular check ins with both mentors and mentees to ensure the experience is a positive one for all. You just need to be an experienced water professional willing to provide guidance and leadership to an assigned mentee.  We will provide the introductory session, any materials you need and contact details of an experienced mentor should you need to seek advice. The time commitment from mentors is generally an hour or two a month - depending on what additional support beyond regular catch ups that you volunteer to provide. Some mentoring pairs have undertaken site visits together, others have been mountain bike riding together! 

We thank our sponsor, pitt&sherry for their support of the AWA TAS Mentoring Program

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Natasha Stapleton, Member Engagement Manager at 
4/03/2021 12:00 PM - 4/03/2021 1:30 PM

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