Are you seeking to be mentored?
Are you working in the WHS/OHS field and looking for opportunities to be more connected? Have you reached a stage in your career where support of an experienced Mentor? Or do you want to develop insights and understanding which will help you grow personally and professionally?
Are you seeking to be a Mentor?
Are you a passionate health and safety professional, who would like to share your wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise with the emerging generation of safety professionals?Do you want to help the emerging WHS professionals and practitioners grow their career through the creation of meaningful, productive mentoring relationships?
Welcome to the AIHS Mentorship Program and Introduce our New Mentoring Program
As safety professionals, we have a wealth of specialised knowledge. Some of that knowledge can be acquired independently; but certain skills, nuances and expertise require the hands-on practical experiences of our day-to-day working life. Here at the Australian Institute of Health & Safety, we firmly believe that these insights must be passed on to the next generation, so that they can continue to build upon the vital body of occupational health and safety knowledge that protects Australian workers. For this reason, we have designed a mentoring program that brings together the experienced and knowledgeable with those who are eager to learn. The mentoring program involves both the Mentor and the Mentee meeting regularly to set goals, exchange ideas, and discuss progress for further development. Mentoring relationships may be short, medium or long-term. Consultations may involve regular or irregular meetings, conducted in person or via social media platforms; it’s all up to the Mentor and the Mentee.
In April 2020, the AIHS College of Fellows established a new Mentoring Committee to review the performance and the take-up of the current AIHS Mentoring Program. This has provided an opportunity for the committee to identify and implement improvements to the mentoring program, to ensure its availability and value for all AIHS members, and to increase its uptake.
The new mentoring platform we will be using is Mentorloop, which has an intuitive and user-friendly interface for participants to use. It provides a confidential communication hub for mentors and mentees to connect. Mentees can set goals within the program and celebrate when the goals are achieved. The AIHS new mentoring program will be run by cohorts. Each cohorts are expected to last for 6 months. The first cohort has started since 1 February 2021 and has attracted 140 members to share and learn from each other. Registrations for the Mentoring program cohorts are open exclusively to AIHS members with limited spots available. We will anounce the dates for the second cohort in 2021 shortly.
We strongly encourage all the AIHS members who are willing to share their experience and who wish to learn to sign up with the new program, which provides a great opportunity for members to connect with each other. Please check our Program FAQ and watch our recent webniars here to get further details.