A first of its kind in regional Australia, the NFP Connect Peer-to-peer Mentoring Program will be launched in the Hunter to support people who work in the not-for-profit sector.
NFP Connect founder, Grace McLean, said the 12-week program would help not-for-profit workers to overcome many of the challenges they face within a competitive industry and build a strong vision for their success.
“There are many people in the Hunter and regional Australia in general positions within not-for-profit and charity organisations who take care of everything from administration, marketing and fundraising to strategic planning and human resources,” Grace said.
“What makes these roles even more challenging is that industry-specific training is non-existent in regional Australia, until now.”
“The NFP Connect Peer-to-peer Mentoring Program is a safe and supportive place where participants can share their ideas, struggles and goals with others, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve real success.”
“While participants will walk away with specific program outcomes, such as moving past blocks and fears and setting meaningful work and life goals, it is also self-directed. Participants, with support from mentors and peers, can work through particular problems areas.
“It is the perfect fit for individuals who work in the not-for-profit sector to get industry-specific training, mentoring and support.”
The program will start on Monday, 21 September 2015 and conclude in early December. Registrations are due by Wednesday, 16 September 2015.