Mentoring is often thought of in a traditional sense – of older colleagues offering their insights and experience to the younger generation, which can be rewarding for both the mentor and mentee. The Art of Mentoring notes that “mentoring is a learning relationship, generally focused on long term career development. The primary purpose is to drive personal growth; building skills, knowledge and understanding.”
Reverse mentoring is described by Indeed as a partnership between a senior and junior employee where the junior employee fills in gaps in the more experienced employees knowledge, often in the new technology and business practices space.
Individuals and organisations can access many mentoring opportunities – whether developing in-house mentoring or accessing specific mentoring for industry or particular groups. Some mentoring programs that may provide opportunities for the Tasmanian forest industry are presented in the table below.