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.

Participant Testimonial 


At LGPro we believe that coaching is essential to your professional development and with access to a range of specialists working in Local Government, LGPro’s Mentoring Program can connect you with the expertise that is right for you. 

A former mentee in the program, Anita Ransom from Cardinia Shire Council talks about her experience of the program.

My mentor Leanne has been extremely generous with her time and knowledge and I feel like she has really helped me in a number of ways. I feel much more confident in myself, my role at work and in how I will progress my career in the future. She has also helped me grapple with the whole work/life balance. I will be going on maternity leave with a number of ideas about how I will approach work on my return and I feel very positive and motivated about my future. The program has been fantastic, and I really like the way it can be tailored to each mentor/mentee relationship. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to others. I am also appreciative of the commitment that Leanne has made to it in terms of her time and knowledge. She has been a fantastic mentor. I know she must be very busy, but she was always fully engaged, had thought about our meeting ahead of time and was so approachable. 

Anita Ransom
Principal Planner – Policy and Projects
Cardinia Shire Council

 

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

For further information contact Suzana O'Callaghan at suzanao@lgpro.com or phone (03) 9268 6408