Becoming a Pinnacle mentor
Pinnacle scholars are carefully matched with mentors who will typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation. Ideally, a mentor will be located in the same location as a scholar. They appreciate scholar’s path – and provide the encouragement, counsel and inspiration to support the scholar’s rounded development and successful completion of their studies.
The search for and selection of appropriate mentors is critically important and we welcome registrations of interest. As specific requirements of each mentor and scholar match are important, registration will not guarantee you will be contacted in any particular year.
Once registered, if a scholar match is identified we will contact you to reconfirm your interest. A series of reference and probity (for example, police checks) may then be conducted. You will be required to sign a volunteer agreement and adhere to The Pinnacle Foundation code of conduct.
Mentoring guidelines are provided to mentors and scholars and a briefing session is conducted once a mentor and scholar match is confirmed. An opportunity exists for the mentor and scholar to meet to assess whether a positive relationship is likely. We will not proceed with a mentor and scholar relationship if it is not beneficial to the scholar. We continue to informally monitor the mentor and scholar relationship as well as conducting bi-annual reviews.