How it works

Start by downloading the Mentoring Program Guide

How it works

Step 1: Application

Apply for the mentoring program.

This program is an AHRI member-exclusive, all participants must be AHRI members or take out an AHRI membership to be involved in the program.

Who can apply? |   Become an AHRI member


Enrolments openEnrolments CloseProgram dates
1 December 202118 February 202222 March 2022– 30 November 2022


Step 2: Matching process

Suitable mentors and mentees are prioritised to be matched within the same state, however, if state allocations are exhausted then matching will expand to most compatible across other Australian states.

Key matching criteria;

  • Location
  • Years of HR experience
  • Participant’s preference of HR areas for mentoring
  • Industry preferences

Whilst every effort is made to match participants based on their preferences, it is not always possible to get everything from the one mentor, 

Once matching is completed matched pairs will be emailed details of their mentoring partner at commencement of the program. Mentees are asked to contact their mentor to kick start the relationship within 5 days of receiving their match.

We strongly encourage attending your first meeting/ connection, even if you are not sure that your relationship with your mentee/mentor is what you initially wanted. Mentoring is about learning and expanding your professional horizons, so any relationship that can offer perspective, challenge, constructive conversations and inspire betterment could be a successful connection.

Step 3: Induction Webinar

All participants will have access to the mentoring program resources upon creating their mentee/mentor profile on the AHRI Mentoring Program Portal, ie: 90 minute interactive training video, mentoring agreement template, mentee goals document and the 2022 program handbook and Code of Conduct.

The induction webinar will be conducted post the mentoring matches have been announced for all participants. The webinar will be role focused for mentees and mentors to understand the program structure and what to expect from each role. 

Step 4: Contact between mentoring pairs

For the initial meeting it is the mentee’s responsibility to make contact with their mentor within one week of receiving their mentor’s contact details; and the mentor is expected to respond within 48 hours of being contacted.

For the duration of the program mentors and mentees are responsible for the ongoing contact with each other and are strongly encouraged to maintain communication to ensure a successful relationship.

The communication format will be determined by the pair and may include various forms of communication; email, phone, Skype, Zoom or face-to-face meetings. We recommend at least one hour of contact per month for the duration of the program. 

Should any issues arise around contact (or lack thereof) you are advised to contact us

Step 5: Program updates

AHRI communications will be sent to participants via the dedicated AHRI Mentoring Program Portal of upcoming events, webinars and information of interest.

We encourage participant feedback throughout the program.

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Free webinars

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