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"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." (John Crosby)
The Mentoring Partnership Program (MPP) is designed to support Deakin's LIVE the future strategic plan by facilitating mentoring opportunities to support staff to develop the flexibility, skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital and global workplace.
The six month program provides mentors and mentees an opportunity to work together collaboratively to assist the mentee to achieve specific goals. The program is open to all continuing staff and includes three formal sessions facilitated by Human Resources.
The program sees mentees matched to a mentor who has the abilities, strength and experience in the areas the mentee wishes to develop.
The Mentoring Partnership Program is open to all continuing staff members. The program can benefit if you are:
Things to note:
For more information, go to the 'tools' section at the bottom of this page or email Sherree Barbieri.
The hours you commit to are determined between the mentor and the mentee at the Opening Forum. To maximise the experience it is important for mentees and mentors to meet regularly either via phone, videoconference or in person. Participants are also required to attend the three formal sessions- the Opening Forum, Midpoint meeting and Closing forum.
A mentor is someone who is employed as a HEW 7 (or higher) with at least 12 months experience at Deakin University. They will have experience, knowledge and skills in certain areas attractive to the mentee.
The aim is that the mentor will provide support or advice in areas identified by their mentee. These areas can cover issues concerning work, life or career, developing options and strategies for coping with particular situations or problems. They may assist in skills development, networking and confidence-building. Above all, a mentor is someone who listens, is accessible and approachable, acts as a guide, facilitator or role model for the mentee.
Selected participants will be matched as closely as possible to each mentee's identified needs and to the strengths of the available mentors. Your application form will form the basis of the matching process. Please note: Matching is subject to a maximum number of participants - applying to participate does not guarantee inclusion in the program.
Here's what some of the 2012 participants thought when asked what their personal highlight was.
'Personal highlight- having achieved the most important goal of securing a permanent job. MPP pushed me to achieve what I had set at the start'
'I achieved all my goals and gained greater confidence in myself'
'Developed a greater understanding of a wider range of activities throughout the University- things I would not have experienced in my usual job'
'I enjoyed providing advice and guidance and watching my mentee grow'
'There is a strong feeling of satisfaction derived from helping someone achieve their goals'
'My personal highlight was being able to assist someone in formulating and articulating their goals and a plan of action'
Applications for the Mentoring Partnership Program 2013 have now closed. To register your interest for the 2014 program please email Sherree Barbieri.
Please note you can only download iCalendars using Internet Explorer
|Event||Date||Location||Mentee Event||Mentor Event|
|Applications open||4 March 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Applications close||29 March 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Opening forum (120 KB)||7 May 2013||Melbourne City Centre||Icalendar||Icalendar|
|Mid point meeting||7 August 2013||Melbourne City Centre||N/A||N/A|
|Closing forum||6 November 2013||Melbourne City Centre||N/A||N/A|
Follow these instructions to save the event into your Microsoft Outlook Calendar.
1. Click on the appropriate event link
2. Open the file (do not save at this point)
3. The meeting will open in Outlook, click save
4. The event will now appear in your Outlook calendar as a meeting