Mentor Support Program for Conference Scholars
AusACPDM is pleased to offer a mentoring program for AusACPDM conference scholarship recipients. The program was launched at the 2018 conference and will run again in future years.
The mentoring program matches conference scholars with a volunteer mentor. Conference mentors meet with their mentee by e-mail prior to the conference and then on the first day of the conference week. Mentors are available during the conference to provide guidance and support to their mentee in areas such as networking, introductions to key researchers in their field of expertise, assistance in identifying professional development opportunities during and beyond the conference and to discuss their career plans. Mentors and mentees also attend the International Affairs lunch together.
This program is designed to support scholarship recipients to get the most out of their conference experience. Whilst there is no expectation of an on-going mentor commitment, if both parties wish to continue this relationship beyond the conference week they are welcome to do so.
2018 Academy Mentors
A number of Academy members generously volunteered their time as mentors. Profiles of each mentor can be viewed in this AusACPDM mentor booklet