The AWA's Young Water Professionals Mentoring Program for SA is up and running for 2023-24!
The program gives dedicated and enthusiastic early-career water professionals the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and technical expertise under the guidance of established water industry colleagues.
For mentors, it’s a chance to share your hard-earned knowledge with the next generation of water leaders and experts.
We invite you to submit an expression of interest which includes registration to join the program as a mentor or mentee.
Once registered you will be invited to join us at the Launch Event to be held in late November as we kick-off the 2023/24 YWP Mentoring Program. We’ll help you understand how to navigate a meaningful mentor/mentee relationship and get the most from the experience. Throughout the 12 month program, various development topics will be covered including goals setting, work-life balance, communicating and networking.
How can mentoring help me? Mentoring is an important influence in professional development and constitutes a rewarding bilateral relationship. While mentees gain much needed guidance, encouragement and access to invaluable experience, mentors can benefit from learning new perspectives and developing leadership and communication skills
Launch Event Details
Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Mentoring program registration costs: Member: $45 Non-member: $295 (includes a discounted 1 Year AWA Professional membership) Mentor: free
Note: registrations close on 25th October.
About the Program The program looks to support organisational Graduate and Leadership Development programs. It provides dedicated and enthusiastic early-career water professionals the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and technical expertise under the guidance of recognised water industry experts. For mentors, it’s a chance to share your hard-earned knowledge with the next generation of water leaders and experts.
Mentors For those with more experience in the water industry, who are interested in becoming mentors, this is an opportunity to: *Hone your coaching and leadership skills *Connect with the next generation of water professionals *Access a perspective outside your own organisation and professional level *Use your valuable experience and expertise to enrich the future of the water industry *Give back by sharing your professional knowledge and experience
Mentees For members in the early stages of their careers, mentoring can help you: *Gain advice, develop new relationships, and learn skills from industry leaders outside your current organisation. *Focus on and clarify your career aspirations *Network with more experienced professionals who can assist you in achieving or setting your goals *Establish a foothold in the water industry through your mentors’ industry experience and insight
The mentoring relationship can be a formal or informal professional relationship and is based on openness, mutual trust, respect, encouragement, constructive comments and a willingness to learn.
For more information please contact: For additional queries, please contact the SA Member Engagement Manager, Mark Jones: email@example.com.
Sign me up Interested? To help us match Mentors and Mentees please complete the following questionnaire before submitting your registration (both the Questionnaire and registration need to be done) below which closes on 4 November.
Please select one of the options from below. If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that you must be a member to register to be a Mentee - If you are already a member it is $45 if not take advantage of the discounted package rate of membership plus mentoring program.