AWA VIC Mentoring Program 2019 Launch Breakfast

AWA VIC Mentoring Program 2019 Launch Breakfast
This is when we kick off the 2019 mentoring program in Victoria and where mentors and mentees are introduced. Last year was a sell out so register today not to miss out!

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 2019 and join us at the launch breakfast to find out more and meet who you are paired up with!

Thursday 21 March | 7.15 - 9AM
$35 AWA Members/ $77 Non-Members/ FREE for mentors
Registrations for the breakfast will close Friday 15 March 5pm and applications for the program two weeks prior to allow enough time for pairing.

Please note:
  • To take part in this year's mentoring program as a mentee or mentor; you must register for the breakfast and complete the AWA VIC mentoring program 2019 - online application by the deadline of 3pm, Monday 4 March. NO LATE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

  • Attendance at the breakfast is compulsory to take part in the 2019 mentoring program as a mentee. We hope to see many mentoring pairs at the launch, as experience has taught us that it sets the program up for a successful year! If you are not available for the breakfast launch, please email

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Wood & Grieve Office

22/570 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC Southbank VIC 3006

The benefits of mentoring

Mentoring has been identified as an important professional development tool and an effective way to gain skills via knowledge transfer from an experienced senior Australian Water Association member to member at the start of their career. 

Australian Water Association mentoring program is a great opportunity for  young 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.

The 2019 
Mentor Program will be launched on Thursday 21 March and is available to all current Australian Water Association members. If you have any questions, you can email Matt or call him on 9861 1160.

Our speaker

Director Global Talent and Organisational Development at Stantec

Lisa has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and organisational development, obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Management in Victoria, Australia.

She spent over 20 years working in the Australian Tertiary Education Sector, working at one of the big eight Universities as the Finance Manager of all non-academic services. Post this, Lisa joined MWH, where she worked with the Australian business, improving their business systems and processes and then coordinated delivery of strategy, leadership and cultural change programs for the business. Lisa then took up the Learning & Talent Development portfolios for the Asia Pacific region where she managed MWHU programs, Asia Pacific workshops, internal and external training, professional development, graduate development, succession planning, and HiPo talent pools.

Lisa has recently taken on the role of Director of Global Talent & Organisational Development with Stantec, where she is leading the Talent Management and Organisational Development portfolios for the company.

Lisa will focus on how you can manage your own career:

Your destiny is in your hands……..

  • Career Planning is important, look at growing and developing through Experience, Exposure and Education (70-20-10) model.
  • Exposure is why you are here today – mentoring is a key exposure development tool.
  • Mentoring stories.
  • Lessons Learned

How does the AWA mentoring program work?

The Association pairs mentors and mentees from the information provided in the AWA VIC mentoring program 2019 - online application

The more detail participants include in their applications, the more accurate the match!

& mentees will be introduced at the launch breakfast. During the breakfast, 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!

If you are not able to take part in the program but keen to find out more, we would welcome you to our breakfast to ask any questions you may have or simply to observe.

No training is required for our mentors. 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.

We thank our sponsors:

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How to register:
1. To register for an event, you must be logged into our website. Click the log in button on the top right hand corner or create account.
2. Once logged in, click the "Register Myself" button and select the correct ticket option. 

If you have any questions please email or call 1300 361 426. Strictly no refunds.

21/03/2019 7:00 AM - 21/03/2019 9:00 AM

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