Mentoring Program

The Women's Professional Development Network (WPDN) at the University of Adelaide has held highly successful mentoring programs for professional women from the University since 1997.

The aim of the mentoring program is to:

  • empower professional staff who identify as women to take control of their career
  • equip the participants with skills and strategies to steer their career in the direction of their choice
  • aid in the removal of personal and institutional barriers which prevent women reaching their personal and professional potential
  • to enter a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship to assist career development.
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  • Key dates

    • 22 June 2021 – Applications open for mentors
    • 5 July 2021 – Applications open for mentees
    • 1 August 2021 – Application close for both mentees and mentors
    • Early September 2021 – WPDN Mentoring Program Introduction
    • Mid - October – mid-program session (optional)
    • Mid-December 2021 – WPDN Mentoring Program End
       
  • Eligibility

    All program participants, mentors and mentees, must be a staff member of the University of Adelaide and must be available between August and December 2021.

    Mentees

    Eligibility to participate as a mentee:

    • professional staff member of the University of Adelaide that identifies as a woman. We welcome applications from all campuses and offshore and will do our very best to find mentors for those who are accepted into the 2021 program. 
    • employed at HE0 3 – 7
    • continuing or fixed term / casual contract until 31 December 2021
    • available to undertake the mentoring program between August and December 2021
    • line manager approval to participate in the program is recommended.

    Mentors

    Eligibility to participate as a mentor:

    • any gender
    • employed at HEO 6 and above
    • continuing or fixed term / casual contract until 31 December 2021
    • available between August and December 2021.