Finding Purpose Through Mentorship_Rotaract Preconvention 2014

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Presentation given by Melody Dobrinin (Rotaractor, Australia) and John Smola (Rotaractor, USA) at the 2014 Rotaract Preconvention in Sydney, Australia.

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Finding Purpose Through Mentorship_Rotaract Preconvention 2014

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Finding Purpose Through Mentorship -Melody Dobrinin (Brisbane, Australia) -John Smola (Alabama, USA)
  2. 2. About us and our Clubs..... TAKE ACTION, EXCHANGE IDEAS, JOIN LEADERS
  3. 3. John Smola -Birmingham, Alabama, USA -Engineer for a Fortune 500 company in the Utility/Energy sector -Rotaractor since 2008 -Rotaract Club of Birmingham, community based, founded in 2004 Melody Dobrinin -Brisbane, Qld, Australia - Speech Pathologist and Research Assistant at the UQ Centre for Geriatric Medicine -Rotaractor since 2012 - Rotaract Club of South West Brisbane TAKE ACTION, EXCHANGE IDEAS, JOIN LEADERS
  4. 4. Why are you here? Source: http://www.mentorset.org.uk/pages/mentoring.htm
  5. 5. • Mentorship is the missing link between ________ and a _________. • Mentorship can be open ended and flexible but needs to be defined. Learning Objectives
  6. 6. • What is a mentor? • Why should you want a mentor? • What does a mentor do?
  7. 7. • What will make a good mentor? • How will you approach the mentor How do you find a mentor?
  8. 8. • Consider how to formalise the arrangement • What is in it for your mentor? • What happens when you feel as if you’ve grown beyond your mentor’s help? How do you maintain a strong mentoring relationship?
  9. 9. • Professional Partners: – Joint program focused on mentorship between Rotaract/Rotary – Rotaractors are matched with a Rotarian within the field of work – At least six months – one meeting / month • New Member Hosts – Internal to Rotaract – Current Rotaractor is paired with a new member – Meet outside of Rotaract event – Attend Rotaract events together – At least 4 months Mentorship Programs

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