Develop a meaningful mentoring relationship within the oil and gas industry
WHAT IS THE WIOG MENTORING PROGRAM?
The WIOG Mentoring Program has been designed to successfully facilitate mentoring relationships between experienced oil and gas industry professionals and those seeking opportunities for career and professional development. The program aims to match experienced oil and gas industry professionals with developing and emerging professionals to share advice, knowledge and experiences.
The program has been running for the past three years and we look forward to building on the success of the programme in 2018.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
The 2018 WIOG Mentoring Program will run over a 6 month period. Applicants are required to complete an online application form which will be used as a basis to assess your application. Short listed candidates will be invited to attend a short interview to assess your needs and our ability to place you with an appropriate mentor.
Matching of mentors and mentees is done on the basis of background assessment, gap analysis, DISC profiling and personality assessments. We encourage you to specify any particular preferences to ensure we are able to match you with the best possible mentoring partner.
In addition to your individual meetings, WIOG will coordinate networking events throughout the program to provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences and meet fellow participants.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MENTORING?
Both mentors and mentees benefit from a mentoring relationship.
Benefits to the mentor include:
- Further development of mentoring skills such as providing feedback, coaching techniques and effective communication
- Gaining a sense of personal and professional satisfaction
- Creating a career legacy
- Contributing back to the profession and Women in Oil and Gas
- Excellent networking opportunities
Benefits to the mentee include:
- Developing new skills such as problem solving and good communication
- Gaining a role model and ability to learn from an experienced individual
- Identifying professional growth and development areas
- Setting goals and working towards them
- Excellent networking opportunities
WHO CAN BE INVOLVED?
Those working or looking at entering the oil and gas industry who believe that they would benefit from a mentoring relationship with a more experienced mentor. This is, however, not a job placement programme and whilst mentors will be able to advise you, they will not be able to influence future employment opportunities.
WHAT DOES THE MENTORING PROGRAM INVOLVE?
A fee of $375 must be paid by the mentee on acceptance into the programme. This covers your attendance at all of the mentoring events (not WIOG seminars) and supporting materials.
There are three events throughout the six-month program:
- Mentoring Launch (May)
- Mid-Program Event (August)
- End of Mentoring Programme Celebration (November) with access to the WIOG End of Year Sundowner
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications for the 2018 Mentoring Program are now open!
Your application will be assessed and we will conduct interviews with shortlisted candidates before the matching process begins.
Complete the application form below and forward it along with a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April 2018.
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Thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of the mentor program this year – it really has opened my eyes to what I can achieve and the different avenues to get me there!
My experience being a mentor has been very positive.
The mentoring programme itself was well-run and I appreciated that the WIOG leadership left us to our own devices with the mentoring. The quality of mentoring will always be contingent on the personalities of the people involved, however I think it will be a worthwhile programme to continue running.
Past mentor 2016
WIOG’s matched a mentor for me and his ways of thinking opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong – I was only limited by my own behaviour.
Wish to thank the WIOG for the opportunity of participating in the WIOG Mentoring Program.
Mentee from Pilot program
I believe the process of searching and matching mentees to mentors; is the key to the program’s success
Happy mentee from Pilot program
Have commenced working towards my career goals. Furthermore, the sessions have only strengthened my belief in myself. In addition, I have recognised that it is acceptable to fail, you learn and continue to move forward.