Find a Mentor

 

Mentoring will help you:

• Become a better leader and manager
• Build your influence and impact on your workplace
• Secure support for you to achieve your leadership goals

Join us as a LASA Mentee!

 

Become the aged care leader for today (and tomorrow)!

By joining the LASA Mentoring Program you will be matched with an age services leader from outside your organisation and get the support you need. We want to ensure you have the skills you need to thrive in our industry. Build your solutions focused toolkit, and be empowered to join the future in which we can all age well. Now is the time ensure you – our age service leaders – have the skills, resources and confidence you need to succeed.

So many of our industry’s up-and-coming leaders come up against barriers and don’t know how to find Mentoring supports. We know that mentoring is a key tool successful leaders use to build better teams, lead with confidence, and access the resources they need.

 

Imagine …

  • Getting access to real advice and insights from experienced leaders
  • Learning from the experiences of a trusted industry professional
  • Being matched with someone who understands the challenges and opportunities of our age services
  • Knowing you will have one-on-ones with amazing industry leaders (CEOs, executives, directors, and influencers) to discuss and hear what matters to you
  • Having the time to discover and learn so much about yourself and your leadership potential

 

The LASA Mentoring Program focuses on management and leadership development of our emerging leaders and managers in the age services industry.  It’s all carefully designed to support collaboration, connection, and create deeper partnerships, while also understanding the unique challenges and opportunities age services faces. It matches you in a five-month mentoring partnership and provides key resources to ensure you can articulate your goals, nurture your mentoring partnership, and get the support you need to succeed.
We know online programs can be hard so these modules provide weekly check-ins, conversations starters, coaching, and information on how to make this mentoring relationship work for you.

 

ALL YOU NEED IS 90 MINUTES EACH MONTH.

You can be from anywhere in Australia (interstate, urban, rural, remote) as our program is fully online.

 

Am I eligible?

The LASA Mentoring Program is for you if you have:

  • They have a minimum 2 years leading and managing in team environments (Note: no clinical experience required)
  • Are willing to commit 90-minutes a month over 5-months to connect with their Mentor and engage with online resources
  • Have confidence in using online technology (e.g. online discussion forums, Skype + Instant Messaging experience)
  • Are employed in the age services industry

 

We limit each intake to ensure personal attention for all our participants.
Fee is to be paid prior to application.

LASA Member: $1,320.00 + GST (per Mentee)
Non-LASA Member: $1,870 + GST (per Mentee)
(Please email mentoring@lasa.asn.au if registering more than 4 individuals to gain a group discount)

If you do not get matched with a Mentor, your fee will be fully refunded.
100% money back guarantee.

I’m keen, what do I do next?

This is an investment in YOU!

In no other place will you get:

  • Access to Mentors in age services with strong executive, leadership and management experience
  • A growing online community
  • Resources and coaching to help you nurture your mentoring partnership

 

We look forward to matching you with an amazing Mentor!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the LASA Mentoring Program different?
Usually mentoring programs focus on connecting those within an organisation, and once matched there is little training to support the Mentee to drive the partnership. This can result in the Mentee not understanding how to execute on agreed milestones, feeling overwhelmed, and creating uncertainty on how they can be make use of their busy Mentor’s time.

The LASA Mentoring Program ensures both Mentor and Mentee are meeting program milestones and getting the support they need to make this important partnership a success. This includes:

  • Accessible Mentoring Coaching,
  • Online and interactive resources on mentoring and leadership, and
  • Regular engagement with our program facilitator

When does the LASA Mentoring Program start?
The LASA Mentoring Program runs twice a year. Our inaugural program begins April 2020. We are currently taking enquiries and organisations do pay for their leaders/staff to get involved. Reach out today to learn more via mentoring@lasa.asn.au

How many places are there?
We are dedicated to creating a carefully curated resource and a great cohort of people being mentored, so our intake is limited to ensure everyone receives dedicated support throughout your time in this program. Get in touch right now to ensure you don’t miss out!

My employer has a mentoring program already. How will this be different?
Our program will match your talent with a Mentor who is outside of your organisation. Increasing industry connections, widening knowledge of different ways of tackling issues, and supporting professional goals that align to the development of leadership and management skills. PLUS our program resources walk all Mentees through mentoring best practice AND support them to find Mentors after this program ends.
Yes, internal programs are fantastic, and we encourage you to explore these. We know that cross-organisational support is a way that will further support your people to become the leader they want to be.

How do you make these the matches between Mentor and Mentee?
There is a secret formula that is used to make our matches a success. The primary ingredient is ensuring the goal of the Mentee is matched to the experience of the Mentor.
That is why we have a robust Mentee Questionnaire to ensure you are matched with a Mentor who has the right knowledge to support you in reaching your goal/s.

My organisation wants to be involved …
Brilliant.
There is more information for organisations here. Organisations might want group discounts or more information about the program. Please reach out via mentoring@lasa.asn.au right now for a confidential discussion.

Why should I apply?
The LASA Mentoring Program will partner you with an experienced leader in age services PLUS give you access to a growing online community, coaching and online resources to support you to nurture your mentoring partnerships – so they last a lifetime. This means you’ll get:

  • Matched with someone who understands the challenges and opportunities of our industry
  • An interactive online learning experience that’s supportive, educational + more
  • Opportunity to have one-on-ones with amazing industry leaders (CEOs, executives, directors, and influencers) to discuss and hear what matters to you
  • The time to discover and learn so much about yourself and your leadership potential

This program is not:

  • A formal training program
  • A qualification
  • A guaranteed way to succeed or be promoted
  • A clinical resource. This is here to support you in managing and leading your teams (or projects) in ways that align to you and your goals

Who can join this program?
Anyone with a passion for age services careers is invited to submit an application to be a Mentor or Mentee.

LASA Mentees are lawyers, kitchen coordinators, care managers, directors of nursing, chefs, entrepreneurs, consultants … anyone who is passionate about furthering their career in age services. As long as there is management experience (and a drive to learn) we welcome everyone to connect with us and learn more.

  • They have a minimum 2 years leading and managing in team environments (Note: no clinical experience required)
  • Are willing to commit 90-minutes a month over 5-months to connect with their Mentor and engage with online resources
  • Have confidence in using online technology (e.g. online discussion forums, Skype + Instant Messaging experience)
  • Are employed in the age services industry

LASA Mentors are partners, executives, general managers, CEOs, who have a strong history of good leadership and management practices, and have a passion to enable our emerging leaders and managers have the skills they need to succeed.

  • They have a minimum 8 years leading and managing in executive environments
  • Willing to commit 1 hour a month over 5-months to support their Mentee
  • Are employed or consulting in the age services industry (they understand the unique problems Mentees face)
  • Experience in mentoring partnerships

What’s expected of me?
The Mentors (who are all senior leaders in the ageing, health, and community care space) are sharing their time, expertise, and knowledge with YOU.
In return, we ask you to:

  • Commit to the entire program
  • Meet every 3 weeks with your Mentor (minimum)
  • Have internet access
  • Be responsible for driving and nurturing your mentoring partnership – with support from the LASA Mentoring team!
  • Participate in program evaluations

Is my fee refundable?
There is no fee for Mentors, as they are graciously volunteering their time and sharing their experiences.
For Mentees there is a fee to enroll in our program (paid by the individual or their organisation). Payment is due before commencing but if you are not matched with a Mentor your fee will be fully refunded.

I work in a mental health/primary care/other healthcare workplace. Can I still apply?
At present our program is focusing on age services professionals. If your primary client is an older Australian you are encouraged to join this program! We welcome all applicants from a range of healthcare disciplines, as we know we are all involved in the age services sector in a variety of ways. Please note, we prioritise applicants who are employed by age services providers (home care, residential care and retirement living).

Who can I contact for more info?
If you have any questions, drop us an email – mentoring@lasa.asn.au

I can’t apply due to costs/work commitments.
LASA understands that the cost to participate in programs like this can be prohibitive for some individuals and organisations. We want to work and support you where possible. Please do get in touch with us ASAP as we are working on ways to support everyone to join our program. Email us with further information on the situation and let’s see how we can grow together – mentoring@lasa.asn.au