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Leadership Mentoring Program

The Faculty of Health Sciences runs the 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 health 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. 

What's involved

As part of the program, you'll need to:

  • participate in the program launch
  • commit to four face-to-face sessions with your mentor. The location, day and time for your mentoring sessions will be agreed between you and your mentor
  • attend briefing and debriefing sessions. 

There may also be opportunities to job shadow your mentor during the program.

Workshop

Graham Hill, Executive Development Coach of Coaching Resources International, will be conducting an open conversational workshop before the commencement of your mentoring relationship (two time slots will be made available). The workshop will help you think about, explore and talk about how best to maximise 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. Given the level of complexity and uncertainty now faced, these priorities have shifted to: attitude, bandwidth, wisdom, intellect and then skills.

Graham will use this sequence in the workshop to help you think about what leadership is and give you the tools to prepare yourself so you can take full advantage of the time you spend with your mentor.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are in your final year of undergarduate, 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 will open on 26 March and close on the 27 April 2018. To apply, complete the online application form

For further information contact the Events and Programs Co-ordinator at fhs.mentoring@sydney.edu.au

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.

Events and Programs Co-ordinator

Last updated: 10 January 2019

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