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The Mentoring Mindset - May 2019

The Mentoring Mindset

Welcome to the second edition of The Mentoring Mindset for 2019, your monthly Peer Plus Mentoring Program newsletter to assist you in developing great partnerships and meaningful conversations.

See below to give feedback on our first Peer Plus Mentoring Program webinar on 22 May, access a recording of the webinar, and see some quick reminders about the program ahead.

Have a great mentoring month!


Feedback survey - Webinar 22 May 2019

Whether you were able to attend or not, we’d love your feedback on our webinar. This survey should only take 2 minutes to complete. Access the survey here.


Webinar Recording

Access a recording of the Peer Plus Mentoring Webinar on 22 May. We hope this will be useful for all participants.

Peer Plus Mentoring Program activities

Key points for participants:

  • Please continue completing your Mentoring Partnership Agreements and sending them through to Andrew – don’t worry about being late!

  • Explore the Peer Plus Mentoring Program resources library

  • Look out for announcements about Public Sector Week 2019 from 19 to 23 August. We are hoping to hold a catch-up between program participants at 1-2 PSW events!

Themes emerging from agreements

The most common themes in the partnership agreements so far have been:

  1. Presenting with confidence

  2. Developing networking skills

  3. Managing upwards to influence management and executives

Other common themes have included finding leadership opportunities, managing peers, developing knowledge of the public service, and progressing to more senior roles.

A reminder about Photovoice

Mentee participants can tell us the story of your mentoring experiences and be involved in an innovative evaluation!

Find the guide to participating in Photovoice here.

All you need to do at the moment is take photos about your experience – at a meeting, preparing for a meeting, a symbol of your experience to date. Be as creative as you want!

Upload your photos on Mentorloop to Andrew, or email them on abeechjones@vic.ipaa.org.au

Andrew Beech Jones