About Mentor Exchange: Return to Work
Mentor Exchange: Return to Work connects members who are looking to take a career break or have recently returned to the profession, with those who have had a similar experience and are open to sharing their insights and guidance.
Whether returning to work after parental leave, a career break or starting a new job after redundancy, this program is designed to support members going through transitions.
Online or face-to-face?
Participants can complete program either online or face-to-face. We encourage all members, including regional members, to enjoy the full experience of the program online.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the program is set up to be flexible to adhere to government health advice.
How are members matched and what is involved?
When submitting your application, you will complete a profile questionnaire. This will be used to match mentors with mentees and is based on a mentee’s experiences and goals, and a mentor’s background. We look to pair members based on similar career transition experiences. Confirmed matches will be invited to a program launch in early 2023.
It is recommended that over the 6-month program, pairs meet up for at least four one-hour sessions.
All mentors and mentees will be provided with a guide, action plan and relevant supporting materials. Mentors also have access to support through the Mentor Service.
At the end of the six-month program, we invite you to a celebratory closing session.
For Mentors, the Mentor Exchange program is complimentary.
For mentees, there is an application fee of $165AUD/$175NZD, inclusive of GST.
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Register your interest
Applications have closed for the 2023 intake of Mentor Exchange. To be notified when applications open for 2024, register your interest.Register your interest