Mentoring

IAHA Mentoring Program

We welcome you to be a part of the IAHA Mentoring Program, a comprehensive and holistic package designed to support your personal and professional journey.

WHY BECOME A MENTOR?

People often say that they become mentors to give something back or make a contribution. We all have our own reason for wanting to become a mentor. A mentoring relationship enables you to:

  • strengthen the lessons you’ve already learned
  • develop new strengths
  • empower someone else to see his or her own strengths
  • check assumptions (yours and theirs)
  • clarify misunderstandings (yours and theirs)
  • work with people from different contexts and backgrounds
  • practise offering positive and constructive feedback
  • increase your personal and professional networks
  • generate workable solutions together in a mutually respectful way
  • motivate, advise and support whilst empowering someone to make their own decisions and take responsibility for their own actions and development

You don’t need to be an IAHA Member to be a mentor. Please think about being a mentor if you have skills, knowledge and experience that you feel can benefit others.

 

WHY HAVE A MENTOR?

Mentors can

  • be an impartial observer and sounding board
  • contribute viewpoints, advice, and information from their own knowledge, experience and expertise
  • support you to achieve your goals
  • assist you to refine your ideas and put them into practice
  • have contacts that will increase your personal and professional networks
  • provide accountability
  • ask you questions that you may never ask yourself
  • see strengths and qualities in you that you haven’t noticed
  • work with you to generate workable solutions in a mutually respectful

If you are a full or associate member of IAHA, you can be a mentee.