Triumphant landing for mentoring pilot

A recent event at the Flinders Tavern celebrated the successful pilot of the University’s Professional Mentoring Program, ahead of applications opening up for the next intake.

The Professional Mentoring Program aims to support emerging leaders and provide an opportunity for professional staff to develop their career. Participants in the pilot initiative attended the informal event at the conclusion of the program, where Vice President (Corporate Services) and program sponsor Mark Gregory thanked them for their engagement and investment in ensuring the program was a success.

Feedback indicated 86% of mentees and 83% of mentors would recommend the program to others.

Comments included:

  • “Mentoring helped me during a time of heavy change within my team, and helped me to come out the other side happy and with a better understanding of why our team has restructured.”
  • “The mentoring program was of great benefit to my workplace and my career.”
  • “I now have a much better understanding of my career goals thanks to my mentor and am a lot more confident in myself than I was when I started a year ago!”

Feedback received from the program is enabling the Professional Development Unit to further refine the support and resources that are provided to participants.

Stay tuned for further information about how to get involved in the next Professional Mentoring Program, with nominations set to open in November.

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