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2018 Leadership Mentoring Program

Mentoring is a partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the professional growth of someone else.

The Faculty of Health Sciences runs a Leadership Mentoring Program for students in their final year of study who have leadership aspirations and potential. It gives you the opportunity to receive mentoring from leaders in the private or public sector.

The program is designed to help you develop a wider perspective about the health, education, disability, government and non-government sectors and better understand career options as a health leader. You'll observe leadership and teamwork skills in action and develop an understanding of attitudes, knowledge and the skills required for leadership roles in health.

You will be mentored for a period of four months from August to November. During this time you need to participate in the program launch, commit to four face-to-face sessions with your mentor and attend briefing and debriefing sessions. The location, day and time for your mentoring sessions will be agreed between you and your mentor. There may also be opportunities to job shadow your mentor during the program.

New to the program in 2018, Graham Hill, Executive Development Coach of Coaching Resources International, will be conducting an open conversational workshop to help you think about, explore and talk about how best to maximize the benefits of your time and relationship with your mentor.

Through Graham's coaching career, he has seen a shift in what makes a person 'fit' for a role as a leader. One of his key views is that leadership is a 'doing' thing, a series of purposeful and mindful acts. Historically the sequence that determined success was: skills, intellect and attitude. However given the level of complexity and uncertainty now faced the priorities have shifted to: attitude, bandwidth, wisdom, intellect and then skills.

Graham will use this sequence in the workshop to help prepare your thinking about what leadership is therefore helping to best prepare yourself and your inquiry skills to take full advantage of the time you spend with your mentor.

The workshop will run prior to the commencement of your mentoring relationship (two time slots will be made available).


You are eligible to apply if you are in your final year of undergraduate, graduate entry masters or research degree study in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Successful applicants have previously held leadership positions at school, university or in their community.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 are now open!
Applications will remain open from 26 March to the 27 April 2018.

Click here to apply

What happens next

If successful, you will be matched with a suitable mentor based on your career interests and the mentor's role and responsibilities.


To apply and for further information contact Danni Morgan, Event and Programs Co-ordinator on email: