Applications for the 2023-24 program are now closed


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

Essential elements for applying as a mentee candidate

There are two essential requirements to be met:

Submitting applications

Steps to apply for the mentoring program as a Mentee:

If you are not already a member of the college:

If you are already a member of the College: Please fill in the Mentee form online and click submit.

Essential elements for applying as a mentor

Mentor’s must complete the Mentor application form and provide a full CV.
Once we have received your application, your branch Mentoring coordinator will contact you regarding the next steps.
To find out more or to join the Mentoring program, email your Branch contact below.


Alison Fellows

Dennis Campbell FCHSM CHE

Heidi Silverston AFCHSM CHM

Cody Yuen

Renee de Prezer FCHSM CHE

Liza Houghton

Dave Nicholl FCHSM CHE

Mentoring roles and responsibilities

The mentee:

The mentor:

Mentoring documents

Mentor guide

This guide is designed for Mentors and highlights a range of models and current research.

Mentee guide

This guide is designed for Mentees. There are three main areas the ACHSM Mentoring Program is designed to assist.

Mentoring appendices

The College encourages Mentors and Mentees to use the GROW Model.

Mentoring proformas

Please return the completed and signed agreement to your Branch Mentoring Coordinator.