Mentoring is an excellent way of ensuring that up and coming supply chain managers and logisticians develop the right skills, but the LAA/apics Mentoring Program is closing very soon!
The LAA/apics Mentoring Program, now entering its 6th year, offers mentees a great opportunity to talk through the issues they may be facing in their work life and to explore the options available to them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. They can listen to the experiences of the mentors and determine the right way for them to overcome obstacles in their day-to-day roles and in their career development.
For mentors, the program offers an opportunity to develop important skills – particularly listening, idea facilitation and leadership. It’s also an excellent opportunity to contribute or give-back to the Australian supply chain industry in a time-efficient manner.
Although the program is supply chain industry-based, participants have varying job descriptions and operate in a variety of sectors. This diversity affords participants the benefit of varied perspectives, which enhances and broadens the learning opportunity.
Participants are provided with upfront mentoring training so that they can better manage and optimise their mentoring meetings. A site visit and a structured follow-up session also form part of the program, ensuring that participants have an opportunity to network with the broader group and are deriving benefit from the program.
"I think from a knowledge, experience, personality and age perspective, my mentor was an excellent match. His knowledge of supply chain across a breadth of industries was excellent for me." Mentee.
"The mentor provided valuable information throughout the program which helped with the progression of my career." Mentee.
"Participating in the program was a good opportunity to give something back to the industry." Mentor.
"The mentoring training was well planned and delivered and certainly supported the one on one mentoring discussions." Mentor.
Applications close 13th February 2009 (NSW) and 21st February 2009 (VIC). Please contact the LAA office at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have questions about the program, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.