2019 NATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
The AHPA® mentoring program for people interested in or working in the field of health promotion. The National Mentoring Program is an important means for AHPA to achieve this aim, and we encourage all members to participate as mentees, mentors or both! Previous participants have described the program as enjoyable, nurturing, positive, mutually beneficial, rewarding and reassuring.
What is mentoring?
➢ Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship between a more experienced person (mentor) and a less experienced person (mentee).
➢ Mentoring gives members of the Australian Health Promotion Association the opportunity to build their professional and personal skills, and to grow and develop in the process.
➢ Mentoring is based upon encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share.
What does the program involve?
➢ The mentoring partnership is a mutually beneficial partnership.
➢ Mentors volunteer their time to contribute towards personal development in health promotion.
➢ Mentee’s are expected to be committed, prepared and proactive.
➢ For mentors no more than 2 hours per month is expected.
➢ Mentor applicants are expected to have 4 or more years experience in health promotion.
The Mentoring Program will also assist those who have achieved registration as a Health Promotion Practitioner under our important Health Promotion Practitioner Registration initiative. Mentoring is approved as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity for maintaining your registration through AHPA®, involving accruing the 75 hours of CPD over three years. It can also assist mentees in working towards the registration competencies.
How can I become involved?
If you would like to apply to be part of the 2019 National AHPA mentoring program as a mentee or mentor pleaseTo register for the 2019 program as a mentor or a mentee, please complete this application form by cob Monday 8th of July 2019.
The Mentoring Committee will then assess all applications and aim to match mentees and mentors by early August 2019. If we experience any delays, it's because we are trying to find the right mentor/mentee for you!
To find out more about the program you can also join the Mentoring Program Information Webinar. Details below:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar for potential mentors and mentees! Join in and find out more about the mentoring program.
When: Jul 3, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.