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MomentuM - Information for Mentors

Benefits

The benefits of sharing your knowledge and providing support and guidance to the next generation of business leaders are vast.

Through your participation in MomentuM, you may:

  • enhance your leadership and communication skills;
  • demonstrate your mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills;
  • be challenged or gain a “fresh” perspective from the next generation;
  • connect with industry peers and increase your professional network and;
  • obtain personal satisfaction in making a significant difference to your mentee’s career and professional development

MomentuM Mentors

A MomentuM Mentor possesses the following:

  • genuine desire to share knowledge, expertise and experience;
  • willingness to invest time and effort in your mentoring partnership, respect the mentees commitment and fulfil the agreed program commitments;
  • ability to recognise and encourage your mentees potential;
  • ability to provide and receive constructive and honest feedback and;
  • commitment to supporting your mentee by listening, sharing and reviewing options


MomentuM Mentor program commitment

MomentuM mentors are invited to attend a program launch and close in addition to exclusive interactive networking workshops, throughout the duration of the program. These activities provide an opportunity to connect with your mentee, as well as other participating mentors. Outside your mentor meetings, these activities are entirely optional

Activity

Timeframe

MomentuM Mentor Briefing

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 (breakfast)

CBE Employability Launch (optional)

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 (breakfast)

Mentor/Mentee meetings

1 hour each month, minimum
March, April, May, June 2020

Interactive MomentuM networking workshop 2
(mentors and mentees)

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 (evening)

Interactive MomentuM networking workshop 3
(mentors and mentees)

Thursday, 7 May 2020 (evening)

CBE Employability Closing (optional)

Friday, 19 June 2020 lunch)

Mentoring sessions are a minimum of 1 hour per month face-to-face, via phone, Skype or email etc. ideally, within the first few weeks of the month (March, April, May and June).

Between meetings, you may choose to communicate via phone, email etc. Upon conclusion of the MomentuM program, your formal program commitment is completed. You may then choose to conclude your program committment, express interest for the following program offering with a new mentee and/or continue your current mentorship on an informal basis, if mutually agreed upon by both parties.


Mentor eligibility

The CBE MomentuM program is open to industry professionals who typically have three or more years of professional workforce experience and who have a genuine willingness to share their time, expertise and experience. Mentors can be located in Canberra, interstate Australia or overseas.

It is strongly recommended all participating mentors hold or obtain a current, WWVP card, or interstate equivalent. As a volunteer mentor, as at 16.8.19, the WWVP card is offered at no cost but may take up to 16 business days to be approved.

Participating mentors will be required to sign the MomentuM mentor/mentee agreement (including acknowledgment of your commitment to the ANU Code of Conduct), provide a copy of your WWVP or interstate equivalent (if applicable) and complete an online profile in the weeks in the lead up to the program launch.

Prospective mentors are strongly encouraged to review the MomentuM Mentor FAQ for further information.


Interested in mentoring a CBE student?

Expressions of interest for the intensive semester1, 2020 MomentuM program (February - June 2020) will open in late 2019. 

If you would like to learn more or if you are interested in mentoring a CBE student in 2020, please don't hesitate to contact the CBE Employability Coordinator, Sarena Bunce at momentum.cbe@anu.edu.au or on +61 2 6125 8254.

Updated:   5 April 2019 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team