About the Mentorship Programme

​Mentoring can be defined as:

“The developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else”.

A mentor is someone that has knowledge, skills and experience that can be used to help another person reach their potential. Mentoring involves the development and fostering of a supportive relationship between two people and incorporates a structured process of goal setting and the regular encouragement and guidance towards the achievement of those goals.

The aim of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Mentorship Programme is to provide the Mentee with additional personal, career and professional guidance and advice, through their relationship with an experienced Mentor.

Although there is usually a principal or immediate supervisor in the workplace to provide guidance, it can sometimes be difficult to talk openly with that person, particularly if they are the employer. A Mentor is an independent, impartial person who is available to discuss issues or problems, offer advice and provide support.

Participation in the Mentorship Programme offers the unique opportunity to form strong and lasting relationships.