Mentoring Program

What is the Purpose?

The IPAA ACT Mentoring Program aims to provide a unique and exciting development opportunity to build on your career performance and connect you with professional individuals and networks from across the Australian Public Service and ACT public sector, those seeking to mentor others (mentors) and those seeking to be mentored (mentees). 

Who can apply?

The program is run exclusively for IPAA ACT Corporate and Individual members across one intake per year. The pairing of mentors and mentees is undertaken by IPAA ACT, ensuring that mentors and mentees are hand selected from a range of portfolios across the Australian Public Service and the ACT Public Service.

Program Format

The IPAA ACT Mentoring Program is an interactive series of four events delivered over a two month period. This year's program will run from June to August and will be based around the following four segments:

  • Session 1: Launch Event  (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
  • Session 2: Keynote Speaker Event (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
  • Session 3: Panel Event  (5:30pm to 7:00pm)
  • Session 4: Finale Event (5:30pm to 7:00pm)

In the 2017 Mentoring Program, increased support and resources were provided for mentees throughout the entire duration of the Program. IPAA also assisted in facilitating initial one-on-one sessions between mentors and mentees and will help facilitate meetings (if required). 

Nomination and Costs

Nominations for the 2018 Mentoring Program will open on 1 May 2018. The total cost of the 2018 program is $690 per participant (GST inc) which is run on a cost-recovered basis. 


For more information about the program please contact Tania O’Neil on 02 6154 9800.

Mentoring Resources

IPAA has a new series of Mentoring In Briefs which will be progressively added to this page and can be accessed at the side-bar.

  • 2018 Program Dates
  • Nominations Open - 1 May
  • Launch - 20 June
  • Session 2 - 4 July
  • Session 3 - 25 July
  • Finale - 15 August