Mentorship Scheme FAQs
Who are the Mentors? Mentors will be ANZAHPE Fellows, or Associate Fellows, or HPE leaders
Who are the Mentees? Mentees are any ANZAHPE member
Can I be both a Mentor and a Mentee? Yes, if you can manage it! For example, as an Associate Fellow you might mentor an ANZAHPE member seeking mentoring for career development, but as an Associate you might wish to be mentored to build your scholarship, leadership and research portfolio with a view to Fellowship application.
Can I choose my mentor/mentee? Not quite. Allocation of mentor/mentee pairs will be determined by the ANZAHPE Mentorship Group based on the details you provide at registration.
How much time do I need to commit to this? Over the one year scheme there will be two workshops to attend (one at the beginning and one celebratory event at the end of the program, approx. 2 hours in total). In between the workshops time commitment will vary according to your agreement with your mentor/mentee but usually one hour per month. During the scheme there will be 3 – 4 online events focused on a mentorship topic for discussion.
When will I know if I am in the program? Your place in the program will be confirmed late August 2023. The Mentorship program will commence with a Mentorship Workshop on September 14th for mentor and mentee pairs.
Do I need to commit for the whole year? Ideally, yes. However, there can be reasons to exit the mentorship program early. We ask that mentees communicate the need to exit the mentorship to their mentors. This reason can include just being too busy – it happens. Mentees can return for a future program. We ask that mentors communicate their need to exit with their mentee, and contact the ANZAHPE office so that their mentee can be re-matched. Rarely, there is a mismatch of mentor and mentee. If so please contact a mentorship group member or the ANZAHPE office.
Will the program be evaluated? Yes! We will be evaluating the impact of the program and will share our findings with the ANZAHPE community. We learned much from evaluating the first program in 2021/22 and this has led to improvement of the program for 2023/24.
I’m interested in being a mentor, but I’ve never really done it before. How will the program support me? As a member of this program, you will be invited to the preliminary workshop. This workshop will provide all participants with the mentorship structure, some tools and strategies and interactive activities to develop foundational knowledge and expectations about mentorship relationships. The workshop will introduce you to other mentors forming a mentorship community. Additionally, the Mentorship Group members can be contacted with questions or dilemmas.
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A group of distinguished and recognised senior members of ANZAHPE that support the development of those with less experience through a culture of mentorship and encouragement.