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Expressions of Interest are open until 22 January for mentors and mentees to join the Interagency Mentoring Program 2020. The program supports the public sector reform program in building employee capability and driving a ‘one sector’ culture across government agencies
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Boosting sector-wide leadership, cooperation and collaboration is the focus of the 2020 Interagency Mentoring Program, with fourteen agencies bringing a wide range of experiences and expertise to the table.

Staff from participating agencies have the opportunity to be matched with an external mentor or mentee from other agencies involved in the Program. The participating agencies are the Department of Finance (Lead agency); Department of Treasury; Department of Training, Workforce and Development; Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage; Economic Regulation Authority; Lotterywest and Healthway; Mental Health Commission; Landgate; Department of Health; Department of Justice; Department of Water and Environmental Regulation; Department of Communities; and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

The Program supports the Government’s Public Sector Reform initiatives by offering employees at all levels with the opportunity to engage in a program that supports sector-wide leadership, cooperation and collaboration.

Mentees have an invaluable opportunity to learn from the experience of others as they develop their skills and career goals.

“My mentor and I discussed challenges of work life balance. This allowed me to aspire to leadership and roles of greater responsibility. I took away a refreshed view of my skills and interest and an ‘in it to win it’ mentality when applying for roles.”

Comment from Mentee in 2019 feedback survey

Mentors (Level 5 and above) play a unique role by sharing their expertise and knowledge. Past mentors cite the Program as a unique opportunity for discussion with people who have fresh perspectives and who are not already part of their departmental thinking.

“Having a mentee from a different agency and totally different role helped my understanding of the work Government does for the community.”

Comment from Mentor in 2019 feedback survey 

The Program will also see a continuation of the industry specific stream for communications professionals. Communications professionals interested in applying can email mentoring@finance.wa.gov.au for more information.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) from employees in participating agencies close on the 22 January 2020. Participating agencies have EOI information and application details on their intranets or interested staff can email mentoring@finance.wa.gov.au for more information.

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14 January 2020