ALGWA SA Mentoring Network

Mentoring - a mutually beneficial relationship (free & confidential)

- for women elected to and working in Local Government

- for women nominating for local council elections

ALGWA SA Branch Committee invites you to join its Mentoring Network, a free service for members and non-members, using guidelines based on the successful Mentoring Network established by the national Australian Local Government Women’s Association.

How it Works

To register as a mentor, obtain a Profile Form and a Code of Conduct Form (either download forms -at end of this page or request from ALGWA SA Branch Contacts below).

To register as a person needing a mentor (called a mentee), obtain a Profile Form and a Code of Conduct Form (either download forms -at end of this page or request from ALGWA SA Branch Contacts below).

ALGWA SA Branch Committee needs to endorse the application (in confidence) and plays no role in facilitating contacts or addressing issues between mentor and mentee.

ALGWA SA Branch Committee members are provided with a copy of the Mentor List contacts to refer any of the mentors listed.

Mentor/mentee contact is usually by phone or email. The program is self-selecting and informal between mentee and mentor and confidentiality is protected. If the partnership doesn’t work out, both parties may end the arrangement at any time without fault. A mentee may have several mentors with each mentor a source of different expertise or advice. Mentoring may include sharing knowledge gained from experience; networking and sharing contacts; problem solving; acting as a sounding board; and boosting self esteem and self confidence.

Contact: President: Betty Gill president.algwasa@gmail.com Phone: 0417 868 283

Secretary: Cr Kristina Barnett algwa.sa@gmail.com Phone: 0408 822 923

Postal: PO Box 287, Prospect SA 5082

Background to ALGWA SA Branch mentoring activities

ALGWA SA Branch Inc, since its rejuventation in 2005, has provided informal networking and mentoring to women elected to, working in local government and for women candidates in council elections by:

    • Mentor Network Work Group established since 2008
      • - Climbing Your Ladder to Success series of workshops as part of a mentoring approach 2010:
      • Climbing Your Ladder to Success series of workshops for women elected to and working in local government with six ‘Step Up’ sessions held at locations around the state with a launch in March 2010 and culminating in ‘The Top Rung-Don’t let Your High Heels Stop you Climbing the Ladder’ presentations from the six sessions in August 2010.
  • Mentoring of women candidates in 2006 & 2010 & 2014 and 2018 Council Elections.
  • Published online resources for women candidates:

- 2014 women candidates resource Getting Elected-Women Can booklet

- Taking Up The Challenge March 2007

- 2018 women candidates resource Getting Elected-Women Can