The Network is committed to enhancing the skills of its managers. Mentoring is one such strategy that Justice Health has implemented to achieve this.

What is the Mentoring Program?

Mentoring is a relationship that gives people the opportunity to share their professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop in the process.

How does the Mentoring Program work?

The Mentoring Program is conducted regularly. The Program offers 12 -20 places (ie 12-20 mentors and 12-20 mentees).

Mentoring is provided on a one to one basis by executives and senior managers. It is based upon encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share. A mentee is allocated a mentor who has no supervisory relationship to them. Mentors and mentees meet on a regular basis.

The Mentoring Workshop

The Mentoring Program commences with a workshop for mentors and mentees to provide an in-depth understanding of the program and their respective roles and responsibilities.

The Mentoring Agreement and Development Plan

The mentoring process is based on a mentoring agreement to guide the mentoring relationship and a development plan for each mentee to provide them with a structured learning framework. The development plan is agreed to by the mentor and mentee.

Evaluation

Together the mentor and mentee conduct a mid-program review and program evaluation at the conclusion of the Mentoring Program.

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