MHCC ACT Mid-Career Mentoring Program (MCMP) - 2020 Trial
The middle phase of your career often coincides with the need to upskill. Maybe you’re preparing for a job transition, or looking to develop your people and relationship skills to complement the technical skills you’ve honed?
Whatever your situation, it’s likely your mentoring needs have evolved. A mid-career mentor can support you to develop your relational skills, expand your industry networks and refine your career direction. They can also help you become savvy to workplace dynamics, and share insight into what it takes to be a skilled business leader or manager.
Ideally, a mid-career mentor is someone who’s overcome the obstacles you’re now facing and who can advise on the best way through. Looking for a peer in your field of interest, but who works for a different organisation, can help avoid conflicts of interest.
The MHCC ACT Mid-Career Mentoring Program aims to foster relationships between mentors and mentees to upskill the community sector workforce. By doing so we will strive to improve retention of key contributors and career trajectory, deepen the strength of the community leadership group and provide critical career development experiences.
MHCC ACT will support and facilitate the program for six months by:
Coordinating 3 face-to-face group networking sessions with all mentors and mentees
Regular check-ins with the mentor and mentee
Administering an MCMP Alumni Facebook group
Providing resources and tools to assist the mentor and mentee in the program
Program participants will be expected to commit to 3 additional mentor/mentee meetings over the duration of the program in a format that suits.
We encourage mentees to have the support of their supervisor.
What are the benefits to participating in the MHCC ACT Mid-Career Mentor Program?
Benefits of mid-career mentoring for the sector
Improve retention of key contributors
Deepen the strength of the community leadership group
Provide critical career development experiences
Benefits for the mentees
Gain unique insights and off-the-record understanding of how to lead in the mental health community sector
Develop skills and knowledge to facilitate career growth
Receive coaching in leadership, negotiation, management and opportunity recognition
Receive relevant and practical insights and guidance
Build a stronger professional network
Benefits for the mentor
Gain personal satisfaction from sharing your own knowledge and insights
Enhance coaching, feedback, leadership and networking skills
Experience new and different creative styles, approaches and thought processes
Expand your reputation as a leader beyond your organization
Self-reflect on career experience and future career growth
Eligibility of Participants:
At least 3 years out of registered training or
Have 3 years work experience in de sector
People returning from career breaks are welcome
have been in a senior position for at least 12 months
level EO or senior manager
The first trial of the MHCC ACT Mid-Career Mentoring Program will begin in March 2020.
If you are interested in participating in the program as a mentor or mentee, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form here. Expressions of interest close 5pm Wednesday 12th of February, 2020.
Once we receive your EOI form, we will be in contact with an official application form. This form will provide us the information we need to match you with your mentor/mentee.
If you have any questions please contact us.
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