Mentoring Opportunities For Your Current and Emerging Leaders

Are your talented managers supported and inspired?

They are ready to raise their voice and build new skills as they grow into the managers and leaders of tomorrow. Today, you can ensure they have a helping hand to ignite your organisation’s leadership and workplaces for the future.

So many of our industry’s up-and-coming leaders face barriers and don’t know how to find Mentoring supports. Mentoring is a key tool successful leaders use to build better teams, lead with confidence, and access the resources they need. Emerging managers are looking for Mentors, but instead they find our industry leaders to be extremely busy, have competing priorities, or are hidden from view and not accessible at all.

We know there are many challenges to doing this ourselves, such as:

  • Finding leaders with the appropriate skills and experiences for support
  • Approaching influential people to be Mentors
  • Preconceived thoughts that potential Mentors are too busy and have more important priorities
  • Not understanding the role of Mentee

Imagine if your emerging managers and leaders could …

  • Get access to advice and insights from experienced leaders
  • Learn from the experiences of a trusted industry professional
  • Have time to discover and learn so much about themselves and their leadership potential
  • Be matched with someone who understands the challenges and opportunities of our age services
  • Know they will have one-on-ones with amazing industry leaders (CEOs, Executives, Directors, and influencers) to discuss and hear what matters to you

When you sponsor your staff your end of program report will provide key insights about our industry’s future leaders – while at the same time empowering your talent to lead and embody your organisation’s values in all they do.

Now is the time to enable your current and emerging leaders and managers to be part of creating the age service workplaces and teams we all want to be part of. Are you ready?

 

Our inaugural program begins in April 2020 – connect your talent with our amazing Mentors!

Who are LASA Mentees?

  • 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 and Instant Messaging experience)
  • Are employed in the age services industry

Who are the Mentors?

  • They have experience in senior leadership and management roles
  • Willing to commit 1 hour a month over 5 months to supporting their Mentee
  • Are employed or consulting in the age services industry (they understand the unique problems Mentees face)
  • Experience in mentoring partnerships

Why it’s different from other mentoring programs

So many of our industry’s up-and-coming leaders come up against barriers and don’t know how to find Mentoring supports. Imagine being able to access real advice from industry leaders to support each of us in their professional and leadership development. 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.

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

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER

TO SUPPORT YOUR TALENTED LEADERS

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the LASA Mentoring Program start?
The LASA Mentoring Program runs twice a year. Our next intake begins April 2020. Reach out today to learn more via mentoring@lasa.asn.au or call 1300 111 636.

How much does it cost?
There is no fee for Mentors, as they are graciously volunteering their time and sharing their experiences.
For Mentees there is a fee to enrol, starting from $1,320 + GST. Click here for more detailed information on fees. Payment is due before commencing BUT if they don’t get matched with a Mentor the fee is 100% refundable. There is a 10% discount for group registration of three or more Mentees.

How many places are there?
We are dedicated to creating a carefully curated resource and a great cohort of Mentors/Mentees, 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!

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 care managers, directors of nursing, kitchen coordinators, chefs, entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers… 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 an learn more about the LASA Mentoring Program.

  • 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 and Instant Messaging experience)
  • Are employed in the age services industry

LASA Mentors are CEOs, Executives, General Managers and other senior leaders, 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 experience in senior leadership and management roles
  • 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

We have a mentoring program already. How will this be different?
Our program will match your talent with a Mentor/Mentee 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 also know that cross-organisational support is a way that will further support your people to become the leader they want to be.

What exactly is the LASA Mentoring Program?
This is a five-month mentoring partnership and online learning program, allowing our industry’s talented managers and emerging leaders to determine their own Mentor path and find the resources they need to succeed. Participants can be from anywhere in Australia (interstate, urban, rural, remote) as our program is fully online.

So many of our industry’s up-and-coming leaders come up against barriers and don’t know how to find Mentoring supports. Imagine being able to access real advice from industry leaders to support each of us in their professional and leadership development. 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.

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

Does this align to the Aged Care Workforce Strategy?
Yes, it fits within Recommendation #7: Implementing new attraction and retention strategies for the workforce. In particular, the LASA Mentoring Program is part of ensuring the entire industry and its established leaders are providing avenues for workforce engagement and enablement strategies for our current and emerging leaders.

Who can I contact for more info? 
If you have any questions, send us an email – mentoring@lasa.asn.au or call 1300 111 636 and ask for our Mentoring Program.