Welcome to the DPC Mentoring Program
The DPC Mentoring Program is an opportunity for employees to build their organisational capability, better understand the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (including the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel) and to collaborate with each other.
For mentees you will have the opportunity learn from a more experienced employee, explore career opportunities and strengthen your knowledge, skills and confidence. For mentors this provides you a chance to enhance and strengthen your leadership and interpersonal skills, contribute to the growth and development of others and get a fresh perspective on your own role and performance.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, mentee or both join the program now.
If you are already involved in the DPC QLD mentoring program, and have already created a Mentorloop account you can login below.
Create your mentoring profile by clicking join the mentoring program.
Human Resource Services will manage the matching process and once finalised email you an invitation to the program and your match.
You can begin communicating with your mentoring partner.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a partnership where one employee assists another employee to develop and learn by sharing experiences and expertise to help with personal and professional growth. It is a partnership built on honesty, trust, encouragement, respect, confidentiality and a willingness to learn and share.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is someone who assists another employee to develop and learn by sharing experiences and expertise to help with professional and/ or personal growth. For some handy tips click here.
How does matching work?
Matching is facilitated by the Human Resource Services, using the information you have provided on your profile.
Once a match has been determined you will receive an email inviting you to the program and informing you of your match.
When will I meet my mentoring partner?
Human Resource Services will invite you to a mentor program launch where you will have an opportunity to meet with your partner and other people participating in the program. Once you have received your invitation to join the program you can also contact your partner to arrange a meet as soon as you would like.
How often should I meet with my mentoring partner?
The mentoring partnership can be achieved through various channels depending on the individual agreement between mentor and mentee. It can occur through regular meetings, via telephone or email. Every meeting needs to be purposeful. Although it is important for the mentor to guide the partnership, it is equally as important for the mentee to drive their own development. As such, preparation for the meeting is essential for both parties.
What if a person I would like to be my Mentor/Mentee is not on the platform?
Feel free to contact them to see if they are interested. Share the link so they can register their interest and let Human Resource Services know so they can ensure you are matched. They must be a DPC or OQPC employee to take part.
What is Mentorloop and how will it help me?
Mentorloop is a platform that helps to connect mentors and mentees.
- You can make connection requests without needing a go-between.
- Mentorloop will help you match with a mentor/mentee with similar location/practicing fields/background.
- You can connect and collaborate with peers.
- You have access to a resource hub full of helpful hints, tips and tools, so that you get the most from the relationship when you need it.
- Mentorloop will store correspondence relevant to your mentoring relationship in your Mentor/Mentee ‘Loop’ for easy reference.
- You have full control of your availability and can adjust as required at any time.
What happens if my circumstances change and I need to take a break?
We understand that personal circumstances change and sometimes you need to take a break. We recommend that you have a conversation with your mentoring partner and Human Resource Services to advise them of your change in circumstances. You can then turn off your availability for matching by clicking on the Dashboard, scrolling down to ‘Turn off your availability for ‘My Match’.