Contributing to the learning and leadership development for Officers in Local Government
LGPro Mentoring Program - Bnefits of Mentoring

Benefits of Mentoring

Mentoring benefits everyone involved - mentees, mentors and the organisations for which they work.

  • Mentees are able to learn from someone who has travelled the path before them
  • Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who seeks what they can offer
  • Councils can share and spread their acquired learning and know-how

Mentoring also helps the community by encouraging an environment where people motivate each other and work together to improve skills and knowledge

Benefits to Mentors

  • Satisfaction in enhancing skills in helping someone else to grow
  • Gain fresh perspectives through interaction
  • Further develops leadership skills including providing feedback, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Investing in the future of the Sector
  • Expand professional development network
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues relevant to less experienced Local Government Officers
  • Opportunity to reflect on own practices
  • Cement role as subject matter experts and leaders

Benefits to Council

  • Create an environment that fosters personal and professional growth through the sharing of business information, skills, attitudes and behaviors
  • Increased employee motivation and work satisfaction (for mentees and mentors)
  • Enhanced people skills
  • Leverage the emotional and intellectual capital of the sector
  • Council seen to be actively investing in their employees
  • Improved performance of staff
  • Reduced recruitment cost due to improved employee retention
  • An enriched learning culture
  • Accelerate processes for the identification, development and retention of talent

Benefits to Mentees

  • Provides a ‘personalised’ development opportunity to address individual learning needs
  • Provides an opportunity to develop new skills and expertise
  • Provides access to independent and objective perspectives
  • Enhances confidence in dealing with challenges and issues
  • Enhances networking opportunities
  • Drives the mentee to set goals and to strive towards them
  • Refines organisational awareness and insight
  • Increases individual visibility and recognition in the organisation
  • Helps to clarify and enhance career direction and advancement
  • Provides support during times of change and transition

Benefits to the Local
Government Sector

  • Greater communication across the sector
  • Assists with attraction and retention of staff
  • Sharing and leveraging strategic knowledge and skills through-out the sector

Program Intake & Training Dates

Series 1 (2018)

  • Program Orientation Day - Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Mid-Program Review Workshop - Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Final Program Debrief Workshop - Thursday 15 November 2018

Series 2 (2018)

  • Program Orientation Day - Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Mid-Program Review Workshop - Wednesday 28 November 2018
  • Final Program Debrief Workshop - Thursday 11 April 2019

Local Government ProfessionalsLGPro is the peak body for Local Government professionals in Victoria. It develops and delivers high quality professional development activities and services, facilitates positive communication between the sector and the State and Federal Governments, representing the views of officers where this expert advice is required in the consultation process on legislation and policy and program development.

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