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.

See also: Roles and responsibilities of Mentees and Mentors

Submitting applications

Essential elements for applying as a Mentee candidate:

If you are not already a member of the college

STEP 1 – Join the college in the membership category that suits your level of experience and qualification. This will include completing the Membership Application Form and attaching a copy of your CV on to your profile. To join, click here

STEP 2 – Once you have joined and your membership fees have been paid, complete the Mentee application form

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 candidate: 

Mentors 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 know more or to join the Mentoring program, email your Branch contact below.


Melissa McLennan


Kate Leonard


Dennis Campbell or


Roslyn Chataway or


Wendy Davis or


Renee de Prezer

New Zealand


Please get in touch with your State contact on this page to find out key dates for the Mentoring program in your area.


Mentee application form

Mentor application form

Mentor guide

Mentee guide

Mentoring appendices

Mentoring proformas

Competency framework