Mentoring is a professional relationship where a mentee and mentor are matched to share professional and personal skills and experiences, as well as enhance career development. Mentoring allows mentees to become familiar with a well-developed style of leadership and enables them to be guided while developing their own style. Mentoring can be provided in a range of ways and is agreed on a case by case basis between the mentor and mentee. Typically it is a one-to-one relationship between a more experienced and less experienced professional, and is generally provided for at least one hour per month.

ACHSM mentoring is founded on the use of encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share. Mentoring is a valuable service for all health managers and executives. As a mentee you can benefit from the guidance and wisdom of a senior health leader. As a mentor, the Mentoring Program provides a valuable leadership experience and the satisfaction of helping an emerging leader with their career.

ACHSM Branches now manage this program locally to ensure that all ACHSM members get equity of access to this important professional development activity.

See also: Roles and responsibilities of Mentees and Mentors

To know more or to join the Mentoring program, email your Branch contact below.


Melissa McLennan


Kate Leonard


Dennis Campbell


Roslyn Chataway


Wendy Davis


Renee de Prezer


Please get in touch with your State contact on this page to find out key dates for the Mentoring program in your area.


Mentee application form

Mentor guide

Mentee guide

Mentoring appendices

Mentoring proformas

Competency framework