SARA offers 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 2024 cycle (Cycle 5) runs from 1 March 2024 to 31 October 2024. Additional cycles, which may run concurrently, will be announced as mentoring capacity allows.
For Cycle 5, Mentor applications are open to SARA members who hold one of the 8 Professional Designations for Reward and/or International Mobility. Mentee applications are open to all SARA members in good standing (paid-up members). Assignment of mentors will be done on a first-come-first-served basis, and based on the ‘best match’ profile of the respective applicants.
Applications for our 2024 Programme are now open