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Leadership Mentoring Program

The Sydney School of Health Sciences runs the Leadership Mentoring Program for students in their final year of study who have leadership aspirations and potential. It gives you the opportunity to receive mentoring from leaders in the private or public health sector.

The program is designed to help you develop a wider perspective about the health, education, disability, government and non-government sectors and better understand career options as a health leader. You’ll observe leadership and teamwork skills in action and develop an understanding of attitudes, knowledge and the skills required for leadership roles in health.

You will be mentored for a period of four months from August to November. During this time you will attend face-to-face sessions with your mentor, briefing and debriefing sessions.

As part of the program we are providing the services of Graham Hill an Executive Development Coach. Graham will run an open conversational workshop to help you think about, explore and talk about how best to maximise the benefits of your time and relationship with your mentor.

What's involved

As part of the program, you'll need to:

  • attend one Graham Hill workshop and any other additional workshops
  • participate in the program launch
  • commit to four face-to-face sessions with your mentor. The location, day and time for your mentoring sessions will be agreed between you and your mentor
  • attend briefing and debriefing sessions.

There may also be opportunities to job shadow your mentor during the program.


Graham Hill, Executive Development Coach of Coaching Resources International, will be conducting an open conversational workshop before the commencement of your mentoring relationship (two time slots will be made available).

Graham had a long career in business and over the past decade has provided executive development coaching to many of Australia’s largest organisations and their senior leaders.

Through Graham’s coaching career, he has seen a shift in what makes a person ‘fit’ for a role as a leader. One of his key views is that leadership is a ‘doing’ thing, a series of purposeful and mindful acts. Historically the sequence that determined success was: skills, intellect and attitude. Given the level of complexity and uncertainty now faced, these priorities have shifted to: attitude, bandwidth, wisdom, intellect and then skills. It is through these lenses that Graham coaches and develops leaders.

Graham will use these lenses in the workshop to help you think about what leadership is and develop your attention and inquiry skills for the time you spend with your mentor.


You are eligible to apply if you are in your final year of undergraduate, graduate entry masters or higher degree research study in the Sydney School of Health Sciences.

Successful applicants have previously held leadership positions at school, university or in their community.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

What happens next

Once applications have been reviewed, selected applicants will be interviewed. If successful, following this interview you will be matched with a suitable mentor based on your career interests and the mentor's sole and responsibilities.

For further information contact Danni Morgan - Events and Programs Co-ordinator at

Events and Programs Co-ordinator

Last updated: 14 September 2023

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