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STAND BY ME


'What an amazing few days!'

Click here to view the plenary address given by Lesley Tobin of the Dusseldorp Skills Forum at the Big Brother Big Sister national conference in Melbourne Aug 31 - Sept 2.

 

Welcome to Mentoring Australia, an association of mentors, educators and researchers. Use the links on the left to navigate around the site.

Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship which involves a more experienced person helping a less experienced person to achieve their goals.

Effective mentoring

  • Is a relationship that focuses on the needs of the mentee
  • Fosters caring and supportive relationships
  • Encourages all mentees to develop to their fullest potential
  • Is a strategy to develop active community partnerships

While, in the main, mentoring occurs on a one-to-one basis, elements of mentoring may be present in group situations where, under certain circumstances, a one-to-one relationship emerges as an important vehicle for growth and development for mentees. The one-to-one relationship is the key to effectiveness in mentoring.

While most mentors undertake the mentoring role as volunteers, there are circumstances where paid staff take on mentoring responsibilities. Whether paid or volunteer staff become mentors, the role extends beyond a ‘mere’ employment responsibility.

The objectives of Mentoring Australia are to:

  • Create a communication network for mentoring programs to share ideas and resources
  • Promote Mentoring
  • Benchmark principles of good practice
  • Develop strategic alliances
  • Establish a clearing house for training and resources
  • Promote advocacy and leadership
  • Promote active participation by members
  • Raise awareness of the Association

 

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