How To Apply
If you are ready to leave your comfort zone and share your challenges and experiences, we want you to apply. It is important that all applicants understand the level of commitment required, in order to get the most out of the Mentor Circles.
Our mentors are volunteers and mentees are expected to be flexible. 100% participation at the six monthly meetings is required (in person or dial in). Each mentor selects the six participants for their circle. Two people from the same organisation or industry will not be selected for the same circle as this can impact on a participant’s ability to be completely honest and transparent in discussions.
Complete the Mentor Circle Application Form. Mentors will make their selection and you will be notified of the outcome of your application.
Applications close April 5, 2019.Apply Now
How They Work
TBWC Mentor Circles are free for members. Six participants will be selected by each mentor through an application process.
The circles will meet monthly over six months. Mentors will act as guides and provide support and feedback for participants who will be expected to play an active role in the running of the circles. Each mentee will be expected to report back to the group on their progress and present at or host the circle over the six months. All participants will be expected to rotate note taking responsibilities.
Mentoring has been recognised as an effective way of professionally and personally developing for decades . When you connect with a successful and inspirational leader, that mentor can greatly assist you to navigate through issues, challenges and progression with ease by sharing their experiences and knowledge with you in addition to encouragement, support and guidance. The circles will not only give you access to the knowledge and experience of your mentor, but you will be able to collaborate with five other participants.
There are two six monthly sessions of mentoring circles throughout the year. Session A runs from March – August and Session B runs from September – February. Mentoring requires a high level of trust and commitment to the process and a sincere focus on learning and development. In return mentees will:
share personal and professional experiences and learnings
discover and explore new perspectives
be encouraged to think strategically and holistically about business and life
receive guidance on challenges
be supported and coached on how to overcome barriers or push themselves further
increase their effectiveness through learning
review and renew their goals and visions