Why Mentoring? Mentoring can play a significant role in supporting the ongoing leadership development of PCT Fellows. As the PCT is an extensive network of professionals working in the water and environment sector, this program connects people – those wanting someone to talk to about various aspects of their careers (PCT Fellows, as Mentees) with those wanting to make a difference to water professionals, whilst developing their own coaching and leadership skills (PCT Friends, as Mentors).
What are the Benefits of Mentoring?
Benefits of being a Mentee:
- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support;
- Learn from the experiences of others, bounce off ideas/obtain advice from your mentor;
- Continue to increase your confidence and become more empowered to make decisions;
- Continue to develop your communication and personal skills and strategies for dealing with both personal and professional issues;
- Identify goals and establish a sense of direction and gain valuable insight into the next stage of your career; and
- Encourages reflection on practice.
Benefits of being a Mentor:
- Opportunity to reflect on own practice;
- Continue to improve communication and personal skills and expand your leadership and management qualities’
- Reinforce your own skills and knowledge of your subject(s), and enables you to practice your interpersonal skills;
- Gain recognition for your skills and experience, and uses your experience, making it relevant to a new person; and
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth through supporting the development of others.
If you are a PCT Friend or a PCT Fellow who would like to find out more, including how we match mentors with mentees, please download this application form and return to the Fellows Network Coordinator at: Lesley@petercullentrust.com.au