Following the success of the LAA/APICS Mentoring Program in NSW over the past five years, the program is being expanded to Victoria in 2008. Expressions of Interest from experienced professional logisticians and less senior practitioners in NSW and Victoria, to participate as mentors or mentees, in the LAA/APICS 2008 Mentoring Programs are now being sought.
Mentoring is a excellent way of ensuring that up and coming supply chain managers and logisticians develop the right skills. The APICS/LAA Ltd Mentoring Program, now entering its 5th year, offers mentees a great opportunity to talk through the issues they may be facing in their work life and to explore the options available to them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. They can listen to the experiences of the mentors and determine the right way for them to overcome obstacles in their day-to-day roles and in their career development.
The value of the program lies in the fact that it is industry-based. Pairing mentees with mentors from different organisations provides an enhanced learning environment. Opportunities are also provided for participants to meet each other and discuss the issues and challenges they face. This is done through group meetings or site visits.
At the end of the program, a mentee’s knowledge and experience of supply chain issues will have been accelerated by two to three years.
Mentors attend a half-day training program facilitated by a professional mentoring trainer. Mentor training is free to participating Mentors who volunteer their time and expertise – giving back to the supply chain industry by assisting less senior supply chain professionals. Mentees also attend a two hour induction session – ensuring that they understand the mentoring relationship and are able to establish realistic expectations and set clear goals.
The Supply Chain Mentoring programs are made possible by the kind support of Dexion.
The NSW Supply Chain Mentoring Program will commence in March 2008.
The closing date for formal applications is 4th February, 2008, although expressions of interest would be appreciated at the earliest opportunity. If you would like to participate as a mentee, a mentor or a sponsor in this program in NSW please contact: Luke Holmick/Mike Owen – email email@example.com
The Victorian Supply Chain Mentoring Program will commence in April 2008.
The closing date for formal applications is 18th February, 2008, although expressions of interest would be appreciated at the earliest opportunity.
Those wishing to participate as a mentee, a mentor or a sponsor, in this program in Victoria, please contact:
Luke Holmick/Mike Owen – email <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Further information: www.laa.asn/mentorprogram or call the LAA office on