Two-way mentoring programme
One of the key findings of the recent Board review into cultural heritage management highlighted our need to transform our work culture to better reflect our values.
Our two-way mentoring programme presents an important opportunity for our senior leaders in Australia to offer career advice to our Indigenous talent, while gaining a better understanding of some of the challenges faced by our Indigenous employees. The programme is helping build a culture of understanding across our organisation and foster connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees.
In 2021, 76 Indigenous employees paired with senior leaders participated in our two-way mentoring programme across our Australia-based business to deepen cross-cultural understanding and responsiveness.
We also launched our Australia-wide Indigenous employee networking programme in 2021, supporting positive relationship building opportunities and a sense of belonging.
Coaching is one of the most powerful developmental tools to build skills and evolve behaviours. It is completely personalised and focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change in a way that is tailored to an individual.
All Indigenous employees in Australia have the opportunity to work with an experienced coach from the Leadership Success organisation. Coaches help participants to focus attention on the things that matter most and give them practical support, provide tools related to their individual goals and challenges, and guide them in how they can apply these on the job.