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WPDN Mentoring Program

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

The program is supported with funding provided by the University of Adelaide.

The aim of the program is to to

  • empower female professional staff to take control
  • equip the participants with skills and strategies
  • aid in the removal of personal and institutional barriers
  • which prevent them reaching their personal and professional potential.
  • to enter into a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship of their own direction

The Program - 2017 applications now closed

Applications for the 2017 program closed midnight Sunday 11 June. 

Places are limited, so before applying we advise you consider the following:

  • Discuss your participation in the program with your supervisor (if applicable)
  • Be able to commit to dates of the initial session and evaluation meetings.
  • Mentorees and mentors will be expected to meet regularly during the six-month program to discuss and review the mentorees identified goals or desired outcomes.
  • Read more about the program. The more you know, the more you will get out of the program.
  • Be prepared to listen and be open to talking.
  • We willing to accept and give criticism with compassion and empathy.

The mentoring program is designed to assist the mentorees with goals and mentors with mentoring and coaching skills.

Please see the Key Dates and FAQ pages for further details on the program. Attendance at certain sessions are a compulsory condition of the program for both mentors and mentorees.

In addition to the compulsory sessions, mentorees and mentors have the opportunity to attend further professional development sessions. All sessions are free of charge and enable you to develop skills and get more out of the mentoring program.

Information for Mentorees | Information for Mentors

If you haven't already, please sign up for the WPDN newsletter so you receive notifications about the program.

For further information or to discuss the Mentoring program please contact Lisa Carson.

Women's Professional Development Network (WPDN)

The University of Adelaide


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