Mentoring Program

Our Mentoring Program facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experience, skills and perspectives within Local Government by providing an opportunity for professionals at all levels to learn from each other to progress their own careers.

It has been developed by experienced leaders and decision makers in the sector to ensure the content is relevant to Local Government. 

About the program

Through the program a mentor (experienced individual) is assigned to guide and advise a mentee (learner) over an eight month period. Both participants are supported to form a professional relationship based upon openness, mutual trust, respect, encouragement and a willingness to share and learn from expertise and experiences.

Mentees learn from their mentor’s experience so they can enhance their skills and build their knowledge of the sector. They also receive informed advice on how to develop clear goals and pathways to advance their career in Local Government.

Mentors benefit from developing their leadership skills and improving their ability to guide others. They are also able to reflect on their own practices and gain exposure to new ideas, interests and opportunities.

The program benefits Councils as it builds capacity across the sector by facilitating the transferring of knowledge between experienced and inexperienced officers and supports the development of current and future leaders at all levels of the organisation.

2018 dates

Series 1

Program Orientation Day
Wednesday 7 March

Mid Program Review Workshop
Wednesday 13 June

Final Program Debrief Workshop
Thursday 15 November

Series 2

Program Orientation Day
Wednesday 15 August

Mid Program Review Workshop
Wednesday 28 November

Final Program Debrief Workshop
Thursday 11 April 2019

More information and to apply

Visit the LGPro Mentoring Program website.