Adaptive Leaders – Business Community Mentoring

Mentoring a disadvantaged community member, who is clearly in need of advice and coaching, creates a powerful motivation for employees and leaders to overcome their own barriers and start experimenting with new skills and behaviours. The purpose of the program is to:

  • Develop adaptive leadership through practicing different leadership styles
  • Build leadership capabilities through increasing emotional intelligence
  • Make learning’s conscious and applicable at work through Business Integration Workshops


Simply put, leadership growth will occur through Corporate Social Responsibility. Mentors & protégés are provided with training and the program is fully facilitated by Juno. When working with unemployed or disadvantaged community members, the average success rate in programs has been 65 -70% employment outcomes. Over 150 such programs have been delivered over the last 9 years.

Objectives of the Program

Broadly speaking we see a positive impact on staff professional development, especially in leadership skills, confidence, emotional intelligence and more flexible behaviour and communication styles. Furthermore, employees participating as mentors gain the following:

  • Gain confidence and flexibility in their leadership and coaching skills.
  • Display improvements in individual empathy and better conflict resolution skills.
  • Show higher levels of tolerance and be better equipped to deal with barriers to change.
  • Improved willingness to deal with workplace issues and problem employees.
  • Show higher levels of motivation in workplace and increased identification with employer.
  • Ability to engage in ‘Difficult Conversations’ in the workplace.

Program Structure

Over 12 weeks a group of 15 to 25 staff work with a group of long-term unemployed job seekers or a similar group of highly disadvantaged people. The key components of the program are:

  • Mentors receive two days training before being matched with their protégés.
  • Protégés receive foundation training before meeting their mentors.
  • Juno consultants match mentors with protégés.
  • Juno consultants facilitate the process for the 12 weeks of mentoring.

Mentors meet their protégés face-to-face once a week for one hour (at their place of work).  Juno coaches the mentors as a group for one hour per week and individually as needed.

Collaborative Mentor Program – group is formed via a range of mentor participants made up from Corporate, Local Government (Council) & Community sector.

Time Commitment

  • 2-day foundation training program (dates to be advised),
  • 1 hour face-to-face meeting with your protégé (at place of work) per week for 12 weeks,
  • 2 hours facilitated mentor group meeting (during working day) per fortnight for 12 weeks,
  • Graduation at the end of the program (evening function).

**Cost – $3,995 (+GST) Per Mentor

**Training & Fortnightly Meetings will be held in CBD or Metropolitan Centre

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