In Learning & Development there are many different options that you can take when designing or delivering training or learning. It’s essential for learning professionals developing their judgement and skills to be able to discuss and receive guidance from more experienced L&D people. Earlier on in your L&D career it can be difficult to know what you should be doing to develop yourself for your career path and to succeed in your current and future roles. Getting advice from someone who has been through this who can give you suggestions, put you in touch with the right people and advise on training and development opportunities that you may not have considered, is incredibly valuable. Even further on in your L&D career, having access to a mentor to discuss issues with can help stretch your skills and achieve more.
APPNZ has a 6 month mentoring programme, with streams starting in February, June and October. Our Learning Mentors include L&D Professionals from our Learning Advisory Panel as well as other experienced L&D Managers and Directors.
Our mentors will work with you on the following:
Discussing your strengths, and which areas you may need to develop more experience in
Discussing where you see your career path heading, and what skills and knowledge you may need to develop to achieve this
Putting you in touch with other L&D professionals to learn from
Advising on training and development opportunities that may be useful
Providing advice and support on how to overcome the learning challenges you may be facing
Sharing their own career path, and tools and techniques that have worked for them
Being a sounding board on what actions you should be taking in different situations
The APPNZ Mentoring Programme is open for Developing Associates and Accredited Professionals.