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
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 YWP 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. To take part in the 2018 program - applications MUST be submitted by Friday, 16 February at the latest. To make sure we carefully partner the right mentors and mentees we need the time between the submission date and the launch - NO late submissions will be accepted.
Mentor/Mentee applications form
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 launch event, Soyun Punyadasa will speak about the importance of mentoring throughout your career, reflecting on his own personal experiences as both a mentor and a mentee. Soyun is a Director at CMP Consulting Group Pty Ltd, a member of the Victorian Australian Water Association Branch Committee and a mentor to many young water professionals.
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 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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