2018 NATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS 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 comforting.
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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 exciting new 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.
How can I become involved?
If you would like to apply to be part of the 2018 National AHPA mentoring program as a mentee or mentor please complete the online application form available here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AHPA_Mentoring_Program_Application. Please note we've already received a lot of interest for 'mentee' participation in this year's program. However we need more mentors to match the mentee interest.
Applications are due by Friday 6th of July 2018.
The Mentoring Committee will then assess all applications and aim to match mentees and mentors by 31st of July 2018. If we experience any delays, it's because we are trying to find the right mentor/mentee for you! Once matches are made, you'll be provided with resources on how to initiate the Mentoring Program.