2019 Leadership Mentoring Program

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 commit to four face-to-face sessions with your mentor and attend compulsory 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.

As part of the program we are providing the services of Graham Hill an Executive Development Coach. Graham will run 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.

Graham had a long career in business and over the past decade has provided executive development coaching to many of Australia’s largest organisation and many of its senior leaders. One of his key views is that leadership is a ‘doing’ thing, a series of purposeful and mindful acts.

Over his time coaching he has seen a shift in what makes a person ‘fit’ for a role as a leader. 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. These are the lenses Graham coaches through when working to develop a leader.

Graham will use these lenses in the workshop to help prepare your thinking about what leadership is therefore helping to hone your attention and inquiry skills for the time you spend with your mentor.

The workshop will run just before 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 higher degree research study in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Successful applicants have previously held leadership positions at school, university or in their community.

Information session

An information session for potential applications will be held on Thursday 14 March at 12pm - 1pm in room S102.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 will open on 15 March and close on the 12 April 2019.

The application form is available online (from 15 March).

Once applications have been reviewed, selected applicants will be interviewed. If successful following this interview, 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, Events and Programs Coordinator at