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Mentoring Program

 

The ADA NSW Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate partnerships where a mentor can share their personal knowledge, experience and perspective with an independent mentee, to foster their personal and professional judgement.

Eligibility is determined by date of registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Ahpra). Mentees are defined as being within their first seven years of registration, and mentors as greater than seven years after registration.

Current and upcoming program timelines as well as further information about the program are outlined below. 


2020 Program Timeline: 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

 
  • ​Registration opened: 6 April 2020
  • Registration closed: 30 April 2020
  • Induction workshop: Completed 28 June 2020
  • Mentoring meetings: During the program, mentors and mentees should hold regular meetings. The format can be decided by the mentoring pairs (e.g. face-to-face, phone, email, Skype etc). 
  • Mid-year review: 20 November 2020
  • Program closes: 30 April 2021


2021 Program Timeline: July 2021 - June 2022

 
  • Registration opens: April 2021
  • Registration closes: 30 April 2021
  • Induction workshop: Late June 2021
  • Program closes: 30 April 2022
 

Program Objectives

 
  • To provide a structured yet flexible opportunity for colleagues to work together in a mutually beneficial partnership and in a strictly confidential setting
  • To allow a more experienced practitioner to provide guidance and support to a less experienced colleague as they transition into the profession
  • To encourage mentors to embrace the professional responsibility of engaging with and supporting younger colleagues
  • Improved service to the community by supporting practitioners in their early careers.


Program Benefits

 
  • Flexible and negotiable: determined by the goals and objectives of the mentee
  • Confidential: an essential factor in establishing mutually respectful, honest and open communication
  • Reduced stress: for new practitioners who can seek advice and confide in experienced practitioners
  • Personal fulfillment: through passing on knowledge and experience to new practitioners.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Phil Breen.


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Mentoring Contact

Phil Breen
P: (02) 8436 9944
E: phil.breen@adansw.com.au