Women & Leadership Australia’s​

Expert Mentor


Put simply, mentoring is a relationship that aims to offer new perspective to someone who is looking to grow and develop their skills. There is much research into the benefits of mentoring and the practice has been shown to increase employee engagement and satisfaction, enhance professional development, aid leadership success and reduce attrition. Senior female leaders in particular, consistently attribute the role of mentors in their success.
Good mentors have no agenda other than assisting their mentees in reaching their own goals. They aim to provide a safe, confidential space for their mentees to explore new ideas, and an unbiased sounding board to test their assumptions. 
Mentors require skills in facilitating learning – both their own and others. Mentoring is not only about ‘imparting knowledge and wisdom’, it is about meeting the mentee where they are and partnering with them from that place.
The Expert Mentor Program (EMP) has been designed to assist current and aspiring mentors to maximise their approach, in order to provide meaningful professional and personal growth to their mentees.

What do you have
to gain from mentoring?​

While a mentoring relationship is primarily intended to benefit the mentee, the mentor also has much to gain in experience, confidence and knowledge. For the mentor, the relationship can be equally as beneficial as it is fulfilling.​

Mentoring allows you to​

Enhance your self-esteem through recognition of professional abilities​

Gain a sense of satisfaction in assisting others to develop professionally

Challenge the way you see the world and gain new perspective

Engage in reflective practice around your own skills and knowledge​

Guide and support the next generation of leaders

Increase your overall satisfaction with your role

Enhance your interpersonal skills

Guided by practising mentors, participants will…​

​Define mentoring and understand how it differs from other helping practices

Explore their own mentoring mindset and reflective practices

Learn the elements of successful mentoring partnerships

Understand the phases of the mentor relationship and practice tools for each phase

Engage in peer group discussion to both support and challenge their thinking

During the course the following content areas will be explored

​Understanding what mentoring is (and isn’t)

The Learning Cycle and style awareness

The impact of using the Appreciative Inquiry approach

Initial conditions and landscape scan

Session structure

The art of listening

The architecture of powerful questions

Effective and 
engaging online learning

By focusing on simplicity, accessibility and engagement we create highly immersive learning experiences flexible enough to meet the needs of 21st century learners.​


Anyone who has previous experience using Facebook, Skype and Microsoft Word already has all the technology and skills needed to excel in our online environment.​


Focused on rich discussion and healthy debate our live online sessions are designed to create maximum interaction between participants and facilitators.


Our learning environments include the very latest in digital learning technology and are carefully designed to maximise learning outcomes for participants.


During the program our engagement and support specialists undertake a highly detailed process intended to ensure each participant feels supported and nurtured throughout the learning cycle.


For more information about the Expert Mentoring Program please fill in the form and a member of our Admissions Department will be in touch.

Mentoring is a relationship that 
aims to offer new perspective to someone 
who is looking to grow and develop their skills.

Course Structure and Learning Intentions​

The EMP will provide participants with a dynamic, peer learning experience which is highly collaborative and responsive. The program is delivered online over one full day. The day is broken up into three high-impact, live sessions with breaks in-between. Each session is designed to foster rich dialogue and debate between participants and facilitators. Participants will also be provided with a digital workbook to support their learning.

Supporting leaders to maximise their ability to guide 
and develop others through mentoring​

Build your leadership capacity

The EMP is designed to equip leaders with the confidence and ability to be effective mentors. Guided by experts with practical mentoring experience, participants will explore the mindsets and approaches needed to create meaningful outcomes for their mentees.​