For Mentors

By participating in the program, Mentors can contribute to the wellbeing of the sector by passing on their knowledge and experience to others. They also enhance their leadership skills through reflection on their own practices and exposure to new ideas, interests and challenges.


  • Satisfaction in developing your Mentee’s skills and helping them to grow
  • Gaining fresh perspectives and opportunity for self reflection
  • Further develop your leadership skills, including communication and interpersonal skills
  • Investing in the future of the sector
  • Expanding your professional development network
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues relevant to less experienced Local Government officers
  • Cementing your role as an expert and leader in Local Government


To be eligible as a Mentor, you are required to:

  • Be currently employed in, or recently retired from Local Government
  • Be a financial LGPro Member or Fellow on the date of commencement of the program
  • Have support and sign off by your Human Resource/Organisational Development Manager or Director and the person you report directly to
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Have a proven track record in managing teams and/or projects
  • Be prepared to enter into a partnership agreement and to honour the work plan established with the Mentee
  • Have a commitment to upholding the confidentiality of the Mentee
  • Be available and prepared to actively participate in Mentor orientation and all program debrief sessions


There is no cost to participate as a Mentor in the program, however you must be an LGPro Member or Fellow*.

*Valid memberships: LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members. Member status is not valid for Council Subscriptions.

Series 2 is now open for expression of interest

More information

For further information contact us at [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400

Expression of Interest for 2024

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Expression of Interest to be a Mentor for the 2024 Mentoring Program

When: March 18 – November 21, 2024
Where: VIC
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Expression of Interest to be a Mentor for the 2024 Mentoring Program

When: March 28 – December 4, 2024
Where: VIC

Mentor Testimonial

Rachelle Quattrochi
Director City Services
Manningham City Council

"This program was a great opportunity to network with other leaders, to pay it forward and share some of my experiences and support the development of emerging leaders within Local Government."