Mentoring Topics

In this year’s mentoring program, you’ll have the choice of the following seven topics to develop your skill set in.​ These topics were chosen based on demand from previous years, and have further been refined by the feedback we’ve received from Mentees. In collaboration with our Mentors, we have identified core skills for each topic that should act as the foundation for you to flourish.

Career Planning

Target Audience:

Entry to Intermediate Level Professional Services (eg. Consultants, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants) with 0 – 10 years of experience


Description:
At certain points in our career journey, we all ask the question “what next?” However, the pathway to a successful career is not always clearly defined, because everyone’s journey is different. There are some key elements to navigating your career journey and our mentors have successfully navigated their own unique career paths and through the insights they have gained along the way, they will be able to help you move forward on your own career journey with confidence.

Outcomes:
  • Mapping your career from now to where you want to be
  • Creating an action plan
  • Developing your networking skills
  • Developing your personal brand and visibility

Cost:

Upfront AUD $150 or 3 x monthly AUD $50 payments
* Financial scholarships available

Public speaking/effective communication

Target Audience:

Entry to Intermediate Level Professional Services (eg. Consultants, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants) with 0 – 10 years of experience


Description:
Our ability to communicate impacts every aspect of our lives. The ability to communicate effectively with others is often what sets the greatest leaders apart from the rest of the crowd. However, it is a misconception that some people are just better communicators than others. Our mentors believe that communication is a critical soft skill
which can be nurtured and developed overtime and through practice. They will teach you how to communicate with the intention of building connection and trust, and ultimately being able to influence others.

Outcomes:
  • Building connection and trust with others
  • Developing flexible communication strategies
  • Communicating through storying telling
  • Learning how to influence others through communication

Cost:

Upfront AUD150 or 3 payments of AUD50 over 3 months

Stakeholder Management

Target Audience:

Entry to Intermediate Level Professional Services (eg. Consultants, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants) with 0 – 10 years of experience


Description:
Stakeholder management skills are essential for anyone wanting to move ahead in their career. As you climb the ranks, the number of people you engage with on a professional level will increase dramatically. Instead of continuing to apply ad hoc methods to manage your working relationships, our mentors will guide you through the systematic process of organizing, monitoring and improving your relationships with your stakeholders. You will learn the importance of accurately identifying your stakeholders, analyzing their needs and expectations and implementing strategies to engage with them.

Outcomes:
  • Understanding your stakeholder drivers
  • Impacting and influencing stakeholders more effectively
  • Learning how to manage upwards
  • Learning effective conflict resolution strategies

Cost:

Upfront AUD $150 or 3 x monthly AUD $50 payments
* Financial scholarships available

Business Development and Commerciality

Target Audience:

Intermediate Level Professional Services (eg. Consultants, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants) with 5 – 10 years of experience


Description:
These days, professional careers involve a lot more than just being able to do your job well. Employees are increasingly encouraged to assist with business development in order to get their next promotion. Successful business development involves building and nurturing relationships with potential clients, referral sources and making strategic alliances. Our mentors will work with you to develop successful business development practices which you can implement at your workplace to drive growth, including how to identify new revenue opportunities, make proactive pitches and purposefully expand institutional relationships in your chosen field.

Outcomes:
  • Building and nurturing relationships with potential clients, referral sources, strategic alliances
  • Uncovering and developing new revenue opportunities
  • Relationship development
  • Developing a commercial mindset

Cost:

Upfront AUD $150 or 3 x monthly AUD $50 payments
* Financial scholarships available

Leadership Essentials

Target Audience:

Intermediate Professional Services (eg. Consultants, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants) with 5 – 10 years of experience looking to move into management roles or seeking to develop their management and leadership skill sets further


Description:
As a new or existing manager, you will need a variety of skill to enable you to transition into a leadership role. Many of our Mentors who are now in leadership positions struggled through their own journeys and learnt many lessons along the way. Leverage their insights and learnings so you can achieve success quicker and become a
more impactful leader.

Outcomes:
  • Developing your Leadership brand and style
  • Managing direct reports
  • Managing performance
  • Giving feedback
  • Resolving conflict
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Developing communication strategies for higher-level business stakeholders

Cost:

Upfront AUD $150 or 3 x monthly AUD $50 payments
* Financial scholarships available