The ACT Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction’s Professional
Development Committee is calling for participants for this year’s Mentoring
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:
This document outlines the Mentoring Program that will be run at Chapter
level for this financial year.
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 ACT 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.
The NAWIC ACT 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
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.
The cost of the participation in the Mentoring
Program 2020/21 is $195.00 for Mentees only (there is no cost for Mentors to
participate). Included in this cost are tickets to attend the 4 mentee events
during the course of the year which include professional mentor coaching and
networking opportunities over drinks and canapés.
30 August 2021 Applications open for Mentors and Mentees
5 November 2021 Applications Close
End of November 2021 Successful
Applicants notified for further program details – Payment required.
2022 Mentoring and Coaching Development workshop for Mentors.
8 February 2022 Program Launch & Mentor/Mentee matches announced
9 March 2022 Mentor Check-in and Mentee Knowledge share followed by informal
5 April 2022 Networking catch-up
11 May 2022 Mentor Check-in and Mentee Knowledge share followed by informal catch up
22 June 2022 Wrap up & function
September/October 2022 NAWIC ACT Awards night – Certificates for Participation in the Mentoring Program
The NAWIC ACT Success Series is a series of networking events hosted by our member’s businesses and employers. The events are aimed at professional development, information sharing and networking and are a great opportunity to hear about local businesses and listen to prominent speakers from across the construction industry discuss a wide range of valuable topics.
They run for around 1 ½ - 2 hours and will be held in different locations across the ACT and local region.