- The ASHM Leadership and Mentoring Program is a collaboration for HIV capacity development.
- The first event was held in conjunction with the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne in July 2014.
- The program aims to support individuals from developing countries who are working or volunteering in the HIV sector to hone their leadership skills.
- Participants in the program were provided with mentoring support during the AIDS 2014 Conference and were linked with a mentor who will continue to provide mentoring once the participating fellow returns to their home country.
Participating Australian Organisations
- Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
- Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
- Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
- Burnet Institute
- Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society
- Monash University
- National Reference Laboratory
- The University of Sydney
The program is supported through the Australia Awards Fellowships Program of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
About the Program
The program aims to support individuals from developing countries who are working or volunteering in the HIV sector to hone their leadership skills. Participants in the program are selected based on their perceived leadership capacity. They must be in a leadership role or have the potential to move into one.
Fellows in Round 14 of the Australia Awards Program can participate in the program, as can Australia Award Fellowship holders currently studying in Australia. Any other applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will be full-fee paying.
Mentoring is an ongoing process where individuals are supported by a colleague with experience in the same or a closely related area. Mentoring is a relationship between two or more people. It normally involves regular contact and the formation of a contract agreement that sets out future goals.
This agreement might be related to specific events, such as submitting an abstract to a conference and having it accepted; the acquisition of a certain proficiency; completing a training program or gaining a university place; taking on a senior role within an organisation and developing good management and planning skills.
Fellows coming to this program through Round 14 of the Australia Awards Fellowship Program will usually also attend a short course.
There are 10 short courses associated with this Program. Some of the courses have the capacity to take on additional participants. If you would like to participate in any of these short courses, please contact the relevant course coordinator.
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