QLD Mentoring

GENERAL INFORMATION

2018-19 NAWIC QLD MENTORING PROGRAM

For Women in all stages of their career in the Building and Construction Industry

Overview

The Queensland Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction’s Education and Mentoring Committee is calling for participants for this year’s Mentoring Program.

The Mentoring Program, targeted at women who are in all stages of their career in the Building and Construction Industry, connects female students, apprentices, recent graduates and also more accomplished personnel with NAWIC Members who are currently working in the Building and Construction Industry, to offer their targeted advice and support. The Program aims to develop positive Mentoring partnerships, whilst also providing the opportunity to:

  • Improve career planning for female students, apprentices and recent graduates
  • Develop life skills to enhance career and workplace transitions
  • Reduce gender specific career attitudes within young women
  • Develop the Mentoring culture within NAWIC and build the capacity of Members to undertake
    formal Mentoring roles

This document outlines the Mentoring Program that will be run at Chapter level for this financial year.

Application

Purpose

NAWIC's mission is to improve the Australian construction industry through the greater participation of women and to contribute to the development of a world-class construction industry by providing leadership, representation and the promotion of women in construction to government, the construction industry and the media.

NAWIC QLD considers the NAWIC Mentoring Program as one of the most important activities of the Council as it is directly associated to the objectives and missions of the NAWIC organisation. The Program aims to inspire women to continually strive for higher levels of performance and provide guidance on career pathways to enable them to achieve their career goals and aspirations. The Program is designed in line with sound Mentoring program principles and adheres to contemporary practices.

Program Details and Dates

The NAWIC QLD Education and Mentoring Committee will assess all applications and assign the Mentor/Mentee pairs. All persons will be notified when they have been matched with a Mentor/Mentee. NAWIC will do its best to accommodate all applicants. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Professionalism shown in the application process
  • Interests
  • Goals

The program will formally commence with a Kick Off Event workshop. At the workshop, all Mentor and Mentee pairs meet and are given a detailed introduction to the Program. The committee will share tools and activities to assist discussion during Mentoring sessions. Mentoring pairs will have the opportunity to set out a formal program to help them meet and develop their individual objectives for the Mentoring relationship. NAWIC encourages all parties to attend this session, as the information provided at the workshop will provide a mentoring pair with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, enabling them to commence their mentoring relationship in a positive way.

There will be opportunities throughout the program for Mentors/Mentees to share feedback on their
experiences of the Mentoring Program including suggestions for how NAWIC might develop and improve the program.

Scheduled Dates

Date Activity

NOW OPEN

Applications Open

14 Sep 2018

Applications Close

26 Aug – 14 Sep 2018

Applications Assessment

20 Sep 2018

Kick off event 

Mid Jul 2019

Close out meeting

Sep 2018 – Jun 2019

Program Duration

 
NOTE: Throughout the program quarterly check-ins and feedback will be obtained from participants.