Strategic Thinkers Mentoring Program Resource Hub

The Strategic Thinkers Program is entering its seventh year of delivering strong support for the growth and succession planning of women within the University.

An additional component of the program was trialled in 2019 – the introduction of a voluntary mentoring component. With a positive uptake of 11 matches, the component will be continued and adapted in response to feedback received from the pilot. 

Participants will be matched with a mentor from the Strategic Thinkers alumni and continuing to build collaborative relationships and capability.

This online hub of mentorship resources has been established to help support the relationships over the duration of the program.

Resource Purpose
Mentoring Guidelines booklet
(pdf 1,113kb)

A general overview of the program and mentoring environment. Here you will also find a mentoring agreement and a mentee goal planning tool.

Mentee SWOT Analysis Template
(pdf 73kb)
A preparatory activity for mentees before commencing mentoring.
Mentee Reflection Diary
(pdf 65kb)
A handy tool to keep track of your mentoring meetings.
4 Ways to be a Great Mentee by Deborah Liu (pdf 73kb) Four great reminders about things mentees can do to get the most out of mentoring.
Mentorship questions to learn about each other (pdf 155kb) A great reference document with ice-breakers to help establish rapport in your mentoring partnership.
Building rapport with a remote mentoring partner (pdf 65kb) Tips for developing a mentoring relationship when you can't meet face-to-face.

Mentoring - You Can't Ask That 
(link to video)

An ABC style 'You Can't Ask That' interview with UniSA staff who have been part of mentoring partnerships. 
CareerServices Hub 
(link to other site)
Self Help Career Resources and online Career Development Learning Modules on Mentoring. Staff can use their usual UniSA logins to access.

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