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Early-career development mentoring scheme

The Early-career development mentoring scheme is currently on hold until further notice due to COVID-19. Visit otago.ac.nz/coronavirus for ongoing updates.

For Australian or New Zealand physiotherapists in their first two years of clinical practice

As a new graduate, you face many challenges in establishing your professional career. Your first two years of clinical practice are particularly challenging, as you:

  • Negotiate a blossoming career
  • Learn to trust your judgement, adapting to be an autonomous health professional

It’s a time of high stress, insecurity, and burnout.

The early-career development mentoring scheme aims to help bridge the gap by:

  • Offering support and guidance in an impartial and non-confrontational small-group environment
  • Fostering lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships that will enable you to progress throughout your career

The course promotes your professional growth via facilitated mentoring sessions, in combination with a facilitated peer support network, and guidance to establish your own clinical mentors.

The course provides 24 hours of CPD.

Key benefits

  • Enhance your self-knowledge, confidence, and professional identity
  • Learn from your peers by sharing new knowledge and experiences
  • Have thought-provoking conversations and think outside the square (for example, understanding ethical practice and difficult decision-making)
  • Find friendship and develop collegial relationships
  • Network with senior colleagues and peers
  • Solve problems and discuss your successes in a positive, supportive environment
  • Improve your career strategies with career guidance and goal setting:
    • Where do you want to be in 10 years’ time?
    • How will you get there?
    • What are your areas for personal growth?

Course content

  • Eight 1‑hour sessions
  • Self-driven peer support
  • Clinical mentoring components

The minimum requirements are six 1‑hour sessions, engagement with peer support, and four clinical mentoring sessions.

Location

Choose from three convenient locations:

Dates

The course runs over the academic year (dates are not yet finalised).

Cost

  • NZ$483

Further information

Contact Dr Olivia Stone to learn more about the course:

Tel +64 3 332 2627
Email physiotherapy.chch.clinic@otago.ac.nz

How to apply

Your confirmation and payment advice will be sent on admittance to the course. However, as this point the Early-career development mentoring scheme is currently on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.