Are you are ready to ...
share your experiences?
help an emerging leader accelerate their impact?
build your leadership legacy?
You can inspire confidence. You can ignite movements.
are you ready to be who you needed when you
started your career journey?
are you ready to be a mentor?
You may feel like life and work are too busy, or
there is never enough time or energy to be a mentor.
Now is the time to step up and take charge.
There is enough time for all the important things in life.
Make time for mentoring activities.
It is important. It matters.
The Acorn Mentoring Program is an interactive way of learning through a five-month mentoring partnership and online learning program, allowing you to support an emerging leader on their professional journey.
All you need is 1 hour a month.
You can be from anywhere in Australia (interstate, urban, rural, remote) as our program is fully online.
This is a carefully curated program designed to support our mentors and mentees to build these relationships and succeed in reaching their goals. We know online networking is hard so these modules provide fortnightly check-ins, conversations starters, and information on how to make this mentoring relationship work right for you.
Not only will you be creating a bond and learning from emerging industry leaders, you will be building your legacy.
support the future of our aged and community care industry.
Hurry Applications close July 15th.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
Mentors must have:
- A minimum 8 years leading and managing in team environments (Note: no clinical experience required).
- Willing to commit 1 hour a month over 5 months to supporting your mentee.
- Are employed in the aged and community care industry.
- Had at least one (traditional or non-traditional) mentoring relationship where you mentored another individual.
I'M KEEN. WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
We're pretty excited you're as pumped for this program as us! Fill out our application form and let's get you matched to an amazing mentee!
What are the key dates?
Applications for the Acorn Mentoring Program open.
Mentors and Mentees informed of placement in the program and provided access to the AMP portal, orientation kit and resources.
Advised of your mentor/mentee match.
First meeting/video call with your mentee will have been completed. These meetings will continue monthly for the next five months as you work towards your `goals.
You will receive regular emails and access to awesome resources to help you nurture these relationships to their fullest. Plus the Program Director will be in contact with you at selected milestones over the next five months to discuss progress, provide support, and problem solve where needed.
Evaluations and end of program.
How many places are there?
We are dedicated to creating a carefully curated resource and a great cohort of mentors/mentees, so our intake is limited to ensure you get the dedicated support throughout your time in this program.
Who can join this program?
Anyone with a passion for aged and community care careers is invited to submit an application to be a mentor or mentee - students, CEOs, entrepreneurs, consultants, carers. All ages and from all levels of leadership are welcome to connect with our passionate and driven leaders.
How is this different to other mentoring programs?
So many of our aged care up-and-coming leaders come up against barriers and don’t know where to turn to. Imagine being able to access real advice from proven experts in the industry to support each of us in our professional and leadership development? Acorn Network focuses on the development of young leaders in the aged and community care industry. Every event and program is carefully designed to support collaboration, connection, and deeper relationships.
Our programs have grass roots support, they are continually being tested to meet social impact targets, and we are committed to supporting this industry into the long-term. (don't believe us? Check out how we have been making waves over the years.)
What's expected of mentors?
As a mentor you will be volunteering your time, expertise, and knowledge with an Acorn Mentee. You will:
- Commit to the entire program (commencing in August).
- Meet every 4 weeks with your mentee.
- Assist your mentee in working towards their goal(s) and help explore their growth pathways.
- Participate in program evaluation and review.
Why Should I apply?
This is a pretty sweet Mentoring Program, connecting you with emerging aged and community care leaders. You are carefully matched to ensure your skills support a mentee over the next five months. Oh, and this program is:
- An interactive online learning experience.
- Supportive and interactive.
- An opportunity to meet, discuss and hear from your mentee.
- You will discover and learn about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
This program is not:
- A formal training program.
- A qualification.
- A definitive way to succeed or be promoted.
- Focusing on on clinical skills. This is a resource to support others in managing and leading teams (or projects).
Is my fee refundable?
There is no fee for mentors, as they are graciously volunteering their time and sharing their experiences.
For mentees there is a fee to enrol in our program. Payment is due before commencing. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to applying.
I work in mental/direct/other health career. Can I still apply?
Of course! Our program welcomes all applicants from a range of healthcare disciplines, as we know we are all involved in the ageing and community care industry in a variety of ways. We prioritise aged and community care applicants where possible.
Who can I contact for more info?
If you have any questions, drop us an email - email@example.com
I can't apply due to costs/work commitments. Please help!
Acorn Network understands that work can get overwhelming, and sometimes it can be hard to be involved in programs that involve fees. Please do get in touch with us ASAP. We want to work and support you where possible. Email us with further information on the situation, and let's see how we can grow together- firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A mentee INSTEAD?
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