Mentoring

NZARM is thrilled to announce the launch of the second round of our Mentoring Programme, which is open to anyone working in the Resource Management Sector.

Our programme aims to bolster career progression within the sector while nurturing professional skills and capabilities unique to this specialised field. Mentoring harnesses the unparalleled learning resource within our sector - our people.

Email eliza@element.org.nz to express your interest

The purpose of the programme is

  • To provide increased levels of personal and professional support for those working in the sector.
  • To support career progression within the sector to retain valuable skills and knowledge.
  • To enhance networking and encourage the sharing of practice across organisations.
  • To build technical skills and capabilities across the sector.
  • To provide the opportunity for people to develop leadership skills and their ability to coach and mentor others.

"I consider the mentoring programme to be an excellent initiative."

- 2023 NZARM Mentee

"Being able to help assist my mentee with direction and skill development opportunities, particularly for their work environment, is really enjoyable"

- 2023 NZARM Mentor

How will it work?

The mentoring programme will be available through an application process. Mentors will be either currently in resource management roles or retired. Mentors may be people at any stage of their career who feel they can contribute to the purpose of the programme. Mentees will be working within the sector and will signal their development needs on application.

Both mentors and mentees will attend short training sessions to provide them with the tools and skills they need to succeed. The training workshops will be live, online workshops delivered via Zoom during working hours. The mentor training is a 2 hour, practical workshop and comes with a digital toolkit for mentors. The mentee training is 1.5 hours and will enable mentees to make the most of the opportunity. These workshops also provide a great opportunity for networking.

Mentors and mentees will be matched by the mentoring co-ordinator based on their development needs, preferences and possibly geography. Mentors typically have some distance from the mentee's day to day work environment so they have the neutrality to provide an objective perspective and avoid any conflicts of interest.

What is the role of a mentor?

The mentor's role is to help their mentee succeed. Mentoring is a relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) to achieve their potential or move towards personal, professional, or career goals.

Interested in being a part of the programme?

Please email the mentoring programme coordinator Eliza Burt-Priddy eliza@element.org.nz for more information and to sign up.