Mentor/Scholar Selection ProcessWe aim to match sexual identity, location and academic/professional interests of both scholar and mentor. This process is challenging given the odds of finding the right fit for our Scholar, so registration of your interest in mentoring is very important. This process also means that it may take some time for us to find a match with a registered mentor. So when we do think we might have a match with you we contact you and confirm your continuing interest before taking the next steps.
Would I make a good Mentor?
The Mentor checklist is the first step and is designed to guide individuals who are thinking about becoming Pinnacle Mentors through a self selection process.
Mentor ChecklistOn each question below, please rate yourself according to the following scale: 4 = Strongly Agree 3 = Agree 2 = Disagree 1 = Strongly Disagree
* I see myself as being people oriented; * I am a good listener and respect my colleagues and peers; * I am sensitive to the needs and feelings of others; * I recognise when others need support or independence; * I want to contribute to the academic development of others; * I am able to support and help without smothering, parenting, or taking charge; * I find it easy to separate professional and personal relationships; * I am able to explain things at various levels of complexity and detail; * I am familiar with Anti-Discrimination laws and have no issue with what they are aiming to achieve; * I have no past incidents or associations with other persons or organisations which is likely to bring The Pinnacle Foundation and its aims into disrepute. * I am prepared to sign a written agreement to comply with the Foundation’s code of conduct and operate within The Pinnacle Foundation’s mentor/mentee protocols; * I can clearly articulate the value, expertise and distinct benefit I can bring to the role of mentor; * I can provide independent referees; * I am comfortable with The Pinnacle Foundation conducting an independent probity check that includes ASIO and police records.