Dedicated to fostering skills, sharing knowledge and enhancing the career progression prospects of the future leaders of our industry.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Round two of MEA's Mentor Program is a three-month-long mentoring relationship that will foster the skills and confidence of budding future leaders of the sector. With 25 mentee positions up for grabs, successful applicants will be purposely partnered with an event industry veteran whom they will be able to learn from, gaining both knowledge and insights into unique areas of the sector.
Since 2008, the Mentor Program has seen hundreds of event up-and-comers benefit from their mentoring relationship and go on to hold senior positions in the industry. MEA’s mentor program is back in 2023 to connect event professionals once again across the country in its tried and proven capacity for fostering skill and expertise sharing and enhancing career progression prospects.
HOW IT WORKS
Round two of MEA's Mentor Program will run from Friday, 1 September – Thursday, 30 November 2023. Mentees are required to be current MEA members. The Program provides a fantastic opportunity for future leaders of the sector to take advantage of the knowledge and insights that current event industry veterans are eager to impart to them, irrespective of where they’re based around Australia.
Mentees and mentors are highly encouraged to meet fortnightly during this time, which can either be done face-to-face or online, depending on their location. The program aims to match participants based on their state/territory and relevant skill backgrounds to ensure an ideal mentoring experience.
Who can apply? Mentees must be current financial members of MEA (either as part of a corporate membership or as an individual member). Mentors are not required to hold a MEA membership and can be from all sub-sectors of the industry.
What kind of time commitment does this program need? The Program will be running between 28 August – 30 November 2023 and requires a commitment of up to 6 hours a month, plus time between meetings to work on tasks and objectives. The Program has been designed to be as flexible as possible for participants who have full-time jobs and other work commitments.
What does mentoring involve? It’s recommended that participants catch up regularly to establish a supportive mentorship where the mentee can seek advice on upcoming projects and challenges in their role or introductions and general career guidance from those who know the nuances of the industry well.
How much does the Program cost? The program is FREE, as a valuable member benefit offered by MEA.
HOW DO I APPLY?
APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THIS INTAKE.
I'VE SENT IN MY EXPRESSION OF INTEREST; NOW WHAT?
Thanks for sending in your EOI. The next steps involve filling in your Mentor Program Profile, which will be sent to you by Wednesday, 23 August 2023. This involves a brief bio of your career so far, your skillset, and a couple of icebreakers - like what your interests are outside the industry, and your reasons for joining the program so we can make the most suitable match for you.
Expressions of interest for the Mentor Program will close on Wednesday, 23 August 2023.
Once your profile has been set up, you will receive a MENTORING GUIDE and PARTICIPANT DECLARATION to help you along your journey. While you read through this, your Program Coordinator will undertake the matching process to find the perfect mentee/mentor for you.
Expressions of Interest Close
Wednesday, 23 August
23 - 30 August
Introduction to Mentor or Mentee
Thursday, 31 August
Friday 1 September
Thursday 30 November