The Mentoring Program is one of the benefits available to ACRA members. A list of voluntary ACRA health professionals and academics has been compiled who are agreeable to act as mentors for our ACRA members.
There are three main areas the ACRA Mentoring Program is designed to assist:
1. Professional and personal development and growth
2. Improved clinical, leadership, management, and or research capabilities
3. Career development
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a professional relationship where mentee and mentor are matched to share professional and personal skills and experiences as well as enhance career development.
Typically, it is a one-to-one relationship based upon encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share.
Mentoring is not the same as ‘coaching’. Coaching assists in the individual performing the tasks of the job. Mentoring assists the individual make the transition to self-development and the ability to perform and to achieve goals beyond the present situation.
Why a Mentoring Program?
Mentoring is appropriate in fostering the career development of ACRA members, who in the past may have had limited access to formal academic or development programs and networking opportunities.
Who are the Mentors?
Our Mentors come from a variety of fields such as nursing, clinical management, medical research, private practice, physiotherapy and exercise physiology.
They are experienced in chronic disease management, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure rehabilitation, the public health system, private health system, cardiovascular research, exercise training, rural and remote health, acute CV care, clinical supervision, Aboriginal health, and psycho-cardiology. They can offer mentoring across a range of areas including nursing management, change management, project management, policy development, program design and evaluation, research, strategy and strategic planning, information management and technology, human resource management, implementation science and guideline development and appraisal.
For a full list of current mentors and their experience and expertise please click here.
Please note: ACRA’s only responsibility in this program is to encourage members to work with a mentor and to provide a list of such mentors. No formal matching of mentors and mentees will be provided by ACRA, however, if mentees are uncertain of which mentor to select ACRA will endeavour to provide advice on which mentor would be suitable for the mentee's needs.
ACRA take no responsibility for any information or guidance exchanged between the two parties.