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!
Applications for the program have now closed.
Mentor Program 2020 Launch Breakfast
Thursday, 27 February 2020 | 7.15 - 9AM
Wood and Grieve (now part of Stantec)
This fee includes registration to the breakfast launch either in person or via webinar. A link is provided on the last page of the application but if you missed it - you can register: https://awa.jomablue.com/reg/#/store/mbr-vic-ment-pro-20
22/570 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Mentee program participation cost: $44 (AWA members only)
To thank mentors for their support of the program there is no cost to attend the breakfast launch but we do ask you to register for catering numbers and dietary needs: https://awa.jomablue.com/reg/#/store/mentor-vic-ment-pro-20
The AWA VIC mentoring program is a membership only benefit and this event is therefore open to Individual AWA Members only (which means you are either on the member listing of a corporate membership or you hold your own individual membership/ student membership).
We are excited to extend the program to our AWA Tasmania members for the first time this year and will be using our Zoom webinar functionality to introduce mentoring pairs to each other if not present at the launch. The VIC program is capped at 40 pairs so don't miss out by leaving it too late!
Applications for the program & launch close 8pm Sunday 2 February - or earlier if our maximum number of pairs is reached prior - to allow enough time for pairing.
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 breakfast launch by the deadline of Sunday 2 February 8pm.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Attendance at the breakfast is highly recommended to take part in the 2020 mentoring program as experience has taught us that it sets the program up for a successful year! If you are not available for the breakfast launch or are interstate, please email email@example.com - remember you need to register for the breakfast regardless as this fee covers the cost of the program.
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 a member at the start of their career. The AWA 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.
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 breakfast and contact information shared prior or on the day. 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!
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 VIC Mentoring Partner Stantec for their ongoing support: