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? Come to our launch breakfast and find about more about the Australian Water Association mentoring program.
Thursday 8 March | 7.15 - 9.30AM
$25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-Members/ FREE for mentors
Stantec Office, Level 21, 28 Freshwater Place, 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 a member at the start of their career.
The 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 2018 Mentor Program will be launched on Thursday, 8 March and is available to all current Australian Water Association members. Applications for the 2018 mentoring program have now closed and the process of matching mentors and mentees has commenced. As a result NO LATE APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
During the launch event two mentoring pairs; Soyun Punyadasa and Ali Rahimi and Amanda Hazell and Lydia Wong will speak about the importance of mentoring and answer any questions that a mentor or mentee may have coming into a new partnership.
Soyun and Ali have enjoyed many a bike ride, gone through an intensive tendering stage together and learned a lot from one another over the two years they have known each other.
Lydia and Amanda have enjoyed regular catch ups throughout the year over a coffee or glass of wine, attended events supporting women in STEMM together and have continued their partnership beyond the AWA program after first being paired in the 2017 program.
How does the program work?
The Association pairs mentors and mentees from the information provided in Mentoring Questionnaires. The more detail participants include in their applications, the more accurate the match! Mentors & mentees will be introduced at the launch breakfast.
During the breakfast, each mentoring pair will agree on how often & where to meet – 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 relationships 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.
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If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 361 426. Strictly no refunds.