A Win-Win Partnership

Focused on knowledge sharing and future-proofing the industry, our mentorship programme helps a new generation of FMs set career goals, develop their skills and garner knowledge from experienced practitioners.

Become a Mentee

Are you new to FM and wanting to progress your career? Mentorship can help you set goals, upskill and expand your knowledge with a senior facilities manager. Your mentor will share their knowledge, provide advice, offer feedback, and support you in achieving your professional goals.

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You’d make a good mentee if you …

  • Are an FM professional who is looking to learn and develop professionally
  • Are teachable and open to being challenged
  • Are mindful your mentor is volunteering their time and expertise
  • Take responsibility for your development
  • Can set realistic expectations with your mentor
  • Come to each meeting with a clear plan
  • Provide feedback to your mentor

How much time is involved?

The amount of time you devote to the programme is flexible and dependent in part on how much time your mentor is willing to commit.

We recommend:

  • At least one face to face (if possible) meeting with your mentor each month
  • Contact via email, phone or zoom between these meetings
  • That you take part in the mentorship programme for a period of six months. This may be extended or shortened if you and your mentor agree.

Whose responsibility is it to set goals and objectives?

As the mentee, you will be expected to drive the relationship, based on your goals. Generally speaking, mentors will aim to:

  • Offer advice to help you achieve your goals
  • Share their knowledge on technical and non-technical FM competencies
  • Offer general career advice
  • Share stories from their personal career journey
  • Offer advice on professional development opportunities

During your first meeting, you’ll read through FMANZ’s mentoring agreement and dig a bit deeper to ascertain your career goals and expectations of the programme.

The matching process … How does this work?

When connecting you with a mentor, the following things will be taken into consideration:

  • Areas of targeted competency development (recorded on your application form)
  • Which registered mentors best suit the competency areas identified.
  • Motivations for participating in the programme
  • Level of commitment to the programme

How much support does FMANZ offer?

Our professional development manager will check in with you every six weeks and is available if you have any questions or concerns.

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Become a Mentor

Mentoring is for senior facilities managers who would like to give something back to the industry by sharing their knowledge with junior FMs. As well as the feel-good factor, mentoring is an opportunity for you to gain recognition and develop new networks.

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To be a mentor you must:

  • Be a Fellow of FMANZ (FFMANZ), or hold an FMANZ membership status of Member (MFMANZ) or Certified Member (CFMANZ), or be a Retired Member who held MFMANZ or CFMANZ status at the time of retirement
  • Be in an FM management or leadership role (or in the case of Retired Members, once were.)
  • Be willing to share your expertise and experience

How much time is involved?

The amount of time you devote to the mentorship programme is flexible but we suggest:

  • At least one face to face (if practical) meeting with your mentee each month
  • Contact via email, phone or zoom between meetings
  • That you take part in the programme for a period of six months. This may be extended or shortened if you and your mentee agree.

Whose responsibility is it to set goals and objectives?

Mentees are expected to drive the relationship based on their goals. Generally speaking, mentors will be asked to:

  • Offer advice to help mentees achieve their goals
  • Share their expertise on technical and non-technical FM competencies
  • Offer general career advice
  • Share their personal career journey: how did they get where they are today?
  • Offer advice on professional development opportunities
  • During your first meeting, you will read through FMANZ’s mentoring agreement and dig a bit deeper to ascertain your mentee’s career goals and expectations of the programme.

The matching process … How does it work?

When connecting a mentor with a mentee, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • Personal preferences
  • Your areas of expertise based on FMANZ’s professional competency framework
  • Motivations for participating in the programme
  • Level of commitment to the programme

How much support does FMANZ offer mentors?

  • You will be given coaching prior to the start of mentoring
  • Our professional development manager will check in with you every six weeks and is available if you have any questions or concerns
  • We will provide additional resources about mentoring

Application Form

Contact us with your mentorship query

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