VIC Mentoring Program Launch Breakfast

VIC Mentoring Program Launch Breakfast
This is the date where we kick off the 2020 AWA VIC Mentoring Program!

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 2020 and join us at the launch breakfast to find out more and meet who you are paired up with!

Thursday 27 February 2020 | 7.15 - 9AM

Wood and Grieve (now part of Stantec), 22/570 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Breakfast attendance cost:

FREE for mentors to thank them for their commitment

$45 AWA Members 

Please note:
The AWA VIC mentoring program is a membership benefit and this event is therefore open to AWA Members only.

Registration for the breakfast is mandatory for all mentees as the fee covers the administrative expenses associated with providing the program. 

Registrations for the breakfast will close Monday 1 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 2020 - online application by the deadline of Monday 17 February 2020. NO LATE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

  • Attendance at the breakfast is compulsory to take part in the 2020 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



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

Our speakers are yet to be confirmed

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 sponsor for their ongoing suppport of the AWA VIC Mentoring Program:

27/02/2020 7:15 AM - 27/02/2020 9:00 AM

Sign In

National Water Week