The AHI Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships, allowing members to share advice, knowledge and experiences.

The program enables links to be established between experienced social housing professionals from within the AHI membership and members who are seeking opportunities for career and professional development.

The program aims to match mentors and mentees with similar fields of interest, negating the barrier of geographical disparity.

In 2018, the Mentoring Program is only available to housing professionals located in New South Wales.

How does the program work?

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In 2018 the AHI will launch a pilot round of the Mentoring Program in NSW. The program will be run over a 9-month period, from March to November.

Mentors and mentees will be matched according to application details and are required to attend to face-to-face events - Program Launch and Program Close.

Mentees and mentors will be responsible for ongoing contact. It is expected that the conversations will be held on a monthly basis at least for an hour over the course of the mentoring program. The format of the relationship will be determined by the pair and may include e-mail, phone, Skype or face-to-face meetings.

During the program, you will receive frequent communications from the AHI, giving you helpful tips and information about mentoring and access to other relevant materials available for supporting mentees.

During and at the end of the program you will be invited to provide anonymous feedback about your experience.

Benefits for Mentees

Benefits for mentees:

  • Access to a professional role model.
  • $100 voucher to attend AHI events to develop new skills and knowledge.
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses.
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement.
  • Formulate long term career goals and targets and support in achieving short term career goals.
  • Support with problem solving.
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking.
  • Increased visibility and recognition within the industry.
  • Expanded professional networks.
  • Eligible to claim 50 CPD points, as part of the Certified Housing Professional program.

Benefits for mentors:

  • Personal and professional satisfaction from contributing to the profession and mentee progression.
  • Development of personal leadership and coaching styles.
  • Expanded professional networks.
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues relevant to less experienced social housing professionals.
  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader.
  • Extension of professional development record.
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking.
  • Eligible to claim 50 CPD points as part of the Certified Housing Professional program.

Fees

To secure a place in the AHI’s mentoring program, mentees will pay $300 (inc GST) upon acceptance of their mentor match. Program participation also includes a $100 voucher for the mentee to use in attending other AHI events to further the mentee's professional development.

There is no cost to be a mentor, their involvement is voluntary.

Future programs

In 2018, the Mentoring Program was available to housing professionals located in New South Wales. Click here to read about the program. Keep an eye on our website for future updates.

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We sincerely thank Blooming HR for the support of the Mentoring Program.