Members will be aware that ADEPT launched its own Leadership Development Programme (LDP) earlier this year, delivered in partnership with SOLACE. The programme has proved a great success, with 25 participants drawn from local authorities across the country.
Building on this membership offer, we would like to introduce a mentoring scheme. This is aimed at both aspiring place directors (and not just those attending the LDP) and newly appointed (including interim) place directors. We will provide mentoring training* before matching mentors with mentees, taking any preferences into account. We would expect both parties to commit to a certain number of hours over the period of one year. To be an eligible mentor, we would ask for members with at least 2 years of experience in a substantive place director post.
*We are looking at interactive online learning which would be run as three, 1-hour sessions at a time most suitable for you i.e. first or last thing in the day, starting in the autumn.
If you are interested in volunteering to become a mentor, please email Hannah Bartram as soon as possible ([email protected]).