The 2021 Professional Mentoring Program was launched last week, providing an opportunity for selected Flinders staff (who had applied through the staff website) to broaden their networks, increase engagement in the workplace and strengthen their professional practice.
There are 26 mentors and 26 mentees involved in the 2021 Program and participants met their mentoring partners for the first time last week over afternoon tea at Alere. The room was full of enthusiastic conversation, with new connections being made across the organisation as staff commenced their mentoring journey and networked with other program participants.
Executive sponsor of the program Mark Gregory highlighted the ongoing success of the Professional Mentoring Program, as well as several key differences with this year’s program, namely the inclusion of HEO8 staff as mentees.
This is the third time that the program has been run, which aims to support emerging leaders and provides an opportunity for professional staff to take ownership of their own professional and career goals.