Mentoring

Take part in transformative mentoring for women in operations in 2022. Learn invaluable skills and knowledge or enjoy the experience of making an impact on someone’s life and career with NAWO’s Australia-wide virtual mentoring program.

 

Registrations are open NOW…


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Program Overview

HARNESS YOUR POTENTIAL, MAKE A DIFFERENCE

As a member, you can take part in the NAWO Mentoring Program as a mentee or mentor. Mentees can access experienced leaders across multiple industries and member companies. Volunteer mentors commit to supporting mentees to achieve their goals, overcome challenges and maximise their future career opportunities.

  • For individuals, NAWO’s mentoring programs are an investment in your future. They provide a forum for you to learn from inspiring leaders, grow your knowledge and build your network.
  • For organisations, NAWO’s flagship mentoring program gives you access to external mentoring for your valuable talent – either 1:1 or as part of a Mentoring Circle – working through a series of structured sessions that have the potential to profoundly impact their future careers.

We facilitate both group and 1:1 mentoring. Our bespoke matching process has been designed to meet the objectives of each mentee and the skills and experience of our volunteer mentors.

Mentee registrations are now open!

Registrations open on Wednesday October 6 and close on Tuesday November 30 (or earlier if registrations exceed capacity).

Having registered for the program the search for your mentor begins! We work hard to place all registrants, but we cannot guarantee that the volunteer pool of mentors will result in a perfect match for all those who register.

You’ll be asked your preference for joining either a circle or participating in 1:1 mentoring. More information to help you determine the mentoring option most suitable for you and your objectives is below.

You will be notified of the status of your registration before the end of 2021.

Mentee Application

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    MAXIMISING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS (MYE)• Building reputational capital• Building meaningful networks• Communicating with purposeADAPTIVE & COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP (ACL)• Authenticity, Values and Motivations• Leadership legacy and vision• Taking decisive action• Having courageous conversationsBUILDING AND LEADING DIVERSE TEAMS (BLDT)• Understanding and managing your own bias• Forming diverse teams for high performance• Effectively leading diverse teamsBUSINESS & TECHNICAL ACUMEN (BTA)• Creativity and innovation• Metrics and measures that matter• Business partnering (cross-functional)• Project ManagementINFLUENCE & NEGOTIATION (IN)• Effectively leading diverse teams• Championing Change• Negotiation strategies for win-win• Identifying and influencing key stakeholdersOther

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    Assist With Career ProgressionProvide Industry InsightsHelp With Entering The IndustryProvide Professional DevelopmentEnhance My NetworkImprove Skills GapsHelp Develop A 5 Year Career PlanConnect With The Next GenerationPay It ForwardOther

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    Mentor registrations are now open!

    We are currently accepting registrations from leaders motivated to share their time and experience as volunteer mentors.

    If you meet the experience and eligibility criteria shown below in FAQ’s, and can confidently commit to the process
    commencing in February 2022, we strongly encourage you to register for this program. The more mentors who volunteer, the more mentees we can have participate in the program.

    You have the choice of mentoring an online circle (group of 4-6 women) or providing online mentoring for an individual. NAWO invests considerable time and capability in the matching process to best meet the objectives of mentees with the strengths of each volunteer mentor.

    Mentor Application

      1. The Basics First






      Current role





      Select one or add your own if not listed



      Select one or add your own if not listed



      Select one







      2. Tell us about yourself


      If you identify with more than one, please pick the one you MOST identify with.


      Work history, Professional experience, Specialist expertise, Interests/Hobbies Fun fact.



      Please provide a link to either your CV or LinkedIn profile.

      3. Let's Talk Mentorship



      MAXIMISING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS (MYE)• Building reputational capital• Building meaningful networks• Communicating with purposeADAPTIVE & COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP (ACL)• Authenticity, Values and Motivations• Leadership legacy and vision• Taking decisive action• Having courageous conversationsBUILDING AND LEADING DIVERSE TEAMS (BLDT)• Understanding and managing your own bias• Forming diverse teams for high performance• Effectively leading diverse teamsBUSINESS & TECHNICAL ACUMEN (BTA)• Creativity and innovation• Metrics and measures that matter• Business partnering (cross-functional)• Project ManagementINFLUENCE & NEGOTIATION (IN)• Effectively leading diverse teams• Championing Change• Negotiation strategies for win-win• Identifying and influencing key stakeholders

      Select as many as you like.



      Assist With Career ProgressionProvide Industry InsightsHelp With Entering The IndustryProvide Professional DevelopmentEnhance My NetworkImprove Skills GapsHelp Develop A 5 Year Career PlanConnect With The Next GenerationPay It ForwardChoose Another

      Select as many as you like.




      E.g. shiftwork, caring responsibilities. If yes, please provide details.

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      Mentoring Options

      1:1 Mentoring (Virtual)

      • $625 +GST for NAWO Members

      Take part in a series of four individual mentoring sessions with a suitably matched mentor to support your desired personal and professional growth. 1:1 Mentoring is available to all NAWO members, regardless of experience or seniority. No matter what level or function within an operational business, you are welcome to register for 1:1 Mentoring. We look forward to supporting you with your career goals.

      Mentoring Circles (Virtual)

      • $625 +GST for NAWO Members

      Take part in a series of seven group sessions with a peer network of 4-6 women from different operational businesses. Mentoring Circles are operationally focused and each session is facilitated by senior operational leaders with considerable operations experience. If you aspire to an executive position in operations within the next 2-5 years, this program is designed to help you get there.

      What our mentors and mentees say

      FAQs

      Looking for more info?

      Contact us at mentoring@nawo.org.au

      Mentees

      Q: What type of industry should I work in?

      A: You will be working in any field of operations, including manufacturing, retail supply chain, agriculture, transport and logistics, warehousing, wholesale trade, science and technology, and utilities in any role (engineering, logistics, procurement, sales, customer service, finance, HR, general management, technical).

      Q: How will this improve my career?

      A: Mentoring Circles support emerging or mid-career NAWO members who aspire to senior leadership roles and active career progression. 1:1 Mentoring can support you no matter your career level, with accountability to achieve an identified professional goal.

      Q: I live rurally. Can I still take part?

      A: Yes, as this is a virtually delivered program.

      Q: Can I choose my mentor?

      A: No. This is because NAWO invests considerable time and capability in the matching process to best meet the objectives of mentees with the strengths of each volunteer mentor. We are confident that this process will ensure the best outcome for both parties.

      Q: What does it cost to participate?

      A: As a NAWO member the program fee is $625 (plus GST) – for either 1:1 or group participation.

      Download our mentee factsheet

      Mentors

      Q: Do I need to be a NAWO member to take part?

      A: You need to be a NAWO member or affiliate to take part in the mentoring program.

      Q: Can I choose my mentees?

      A: No. This is because NAWO invests considerable time and capability in the matching process to best meet the objectives of mentees with the strengths of each volunteer mentor. We are confident that this process will ensure the best outcome for both parties.

      Q: What is the time commitment required?

      A: Mentoring Circles include 7 x 90 minute virtual facilitation sessions. 1:1 Mentoring includes 4 x 60 minute virtual individual sessions. In both programs, mentors are also expected to attend a launch event and offer a high level of accountability to mentees.

      Q: What does it cost to get involved?

      A: There is no additional cost to mentors on top of the membership fee.

      Q: What sort of experience do I need?

      A: You will be a consistent role model of inclusive leadership and have benefited from mentoring during your own career. You need to be a NAWO member or affiliate, an active advocate for gender balance in operations, and have the capacity and commitment to support mentees for the full program. You will have a natural ability to build rapport online, to listen and respond with empathy and the willingness to share from your own experience where relevant.

      Q: Will I be provided with resources and guidance?

      A: Yes, NAWO will support you with resources and guidance to deliver Mentoring Circles or 1:1 Mentoring.

      Download our mentor factsheet