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.