Case Study – Sydney University

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The Study

The University of Sydney believes that mentorship provides the opportunity for cross-university cooperation, collaboration and shared learning, creating an enriched work experience for staff and students. In 2015, the university embarked on developing a suite of tools, resources and information focused on developing mentorship capability, a shared understanding and common language. Having been referred from AHRI, The University of Sydney approached Art of Mentoring to access our Design Kit, Training Kit and eLearning modules. These resources now contribute to the customised self-serve portal that can be accessed by individuals or groups who wish to introduce mentoring into their work areas. We continue to support their efforts by providing training for local program managers.

This is a sensible approach to building internal mentoring capability. The University of Sydney is creating a common language and shared understanding of mentoring across the institution through enabling mentoring programs to be owned, designed and delivered at a local level. This develops engagement and commitment amongst participants and the people who will manage the programs within the local work areas.

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT

A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

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