SARA has an eight (8) months structured voluntary mentorship programme for its members. The mentorship programme is an essential part of SARA’s member development strategy.
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Enable professional and personal growth of the mentee/mentor;
- Aid in the development of leadership skills of the mentee/mentor;
- Assist members in building and maintaining professional networks;
- Develop a community of learning within SARA; and
- Reinforce learning and development through the application of knowledge and skills.
The mentorship programme will match members seeking mentorship with a suitable mentor based on their respective criteria and needs. Following the match, it is the responsibility of the mentor and mentee to establish and maintain their mentor/mentee relationship with the guidelines and resources provided by SARA.
SARA’s role is to identify appropriate mentors, match the mentor with a mentee and monitor and evaluate the mentoring process. Support can be sought from the SARA mentorship committee should the need arise. The terms and conditions of the mentorship programme are outlined in a separate document below (see Other Documents below).
The mentoring programme process:
The Mentorship Programme runs in cycles of 8-month periods. The 2021 cycle (Cycle 2) runs from 1 March 2021 to 29 October 2021. Additional cycles, which may run concurrently, will be announced as mentoring capacity allows and member demand dictates.
For Cycle 2, Mentor applications are open to SARA members who hold one of the 8 professional designations. Mentee applications are open to all SARA members in good standing. Assignment of Mentors will be done on a first-come first-served basis, with preference being given to Mentees that hold a professional designation.
Applications for our 2021 Programme (Cycle 2) are now closed
For more information, refer to the ‘Other Documents’ below.
For additional Mentorship Resources, please click here.