About the 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.
The IAHA Mentoring Program is comprised of:
- a series of webinar videos
- a comprehensive workbook containing a self-paced learning program
- a mentoring agreement, which will be created and agreed upon by both mentoring partners and sent to IAHA so that we can know how best to support you
- ongoing support from the IAHA secretariat
Mentoring is an alliance or a mutually beneficial relationship between two or more people that can provide additional support and guidance in your journey or ongoing professional development. Mentoring is a learning and empowerment tool rather than a teaching method.
The mentoring process assists individuals to reflect on their own experience and make informed decisions to solve problems and achieve their goals. Mentoring can value add and complement the support and assistance you may already receive.
The following webinar videos have been developed to assist you in starting and moving forward in your mentoring journey. They are designed to help you and your mentor/mentee make the most of your mentoring partnership.
Should you decide to enter into a mentoring partnership, the links to the second and third webinars will be sent to you by IAHA staff as you progress through your mentoring journey.
Why become a mentor?
People often say that they become mentors to give something back or contribute. We all have our 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 your 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 actions and development
Learn more about Mentor Training here.
Apply to be a mentor
Why have a mentor?
- be an impartial observer and sounding board
- contribute viewpoints, advice, and information from their knowledge, experience and expertise
- support you to achieve your goals
- assist you in refining your ideas and putting 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 way
If you are a full or associate member of IAHA, you can be a mentee.Apply to be a mentee See our mentor register
IAHA Associate member, Madeleine Bower – Katherine, NT