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Mentor Program

2021 QELA Mentor Program

The QELA Mentor Program aims to support early career professionals engaged in planning and environmental law as they navigate their career, and assist and encourage those aspiring to reach senior professional or leadership positions.

The Program pairs an early career professional with a more experienced professional who can provide advice and support.

Participation is open to all professions engaged in planning and environmental law in Queensland, including but not limited to lawyers, barristers, town planners, environmental consultants, engineers, property valuers, and government officers.

The 2021 QELA Mentor Program will operate over an eight month period, September 2021 – May 2022.

 

CALL FOR MENTEES IS NOW OPEN

All details on eligibility and requirements for participation are provided in the Mentor Program Handbook.  

Download the Mentor Program Handbook here.

Mentees can apply via the online form, available here. 

Applications close 13 August 2021.

 

MENTEE ELIGIBILITY 

  • Mentees should be early career professionals with less than five years experience.
  • Mentees may also be university students, in their final year of study.
  • Mentees may be ‘change of career’ professionals who have undertaken new or further study in a planning and environmental law profession, and are embarking on their career in a planning and environmental law professions.
  • Mentees must have willingness to initiate meetings and seek input from their mentor.
  • Mentees must be current financial members of QELA.

 

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING AS A MENTEE

  • Access to neutral sounding board outside you own organisation;
  • Increase skills and knowledge;
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement;
  • Increase confidence;
  • Extend professional network; and
  • Challenge perceptions and exposure to new ways of thinking.

 

 

PROGRAM TIMELINE 2021-22

21 July 2021 Applications Open
13 August 2021

Applications Close

QELA Mentor Committee pair applicants.

1 September 2021 Mentor Mentee Meet & Greet Event.  Held in Brisbane and regional cities as required.

September 2021

to December 2021

Mentees and Mentors meet at least once a month.  

Coordination of meetings is the responsibility of the pairs.

14 December 2021 3 month check in by QELA

January 2022 

to May 2022

Mentees and Mentors meet at least once a month.  

Coordination of meetings is the responsibility of the pairs.

27 May 2022 Program wrap up.  QELA debrief and feedback sessions with participants.

 

 

 

 

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