Mentoring program for healthcare leaders

The VHA mentoring program is a 12-month structured, mentee-driven program where mentors and mentees agree to meet monthly for 60 to 90-minute mentoring meetings. These meetings may be a mix of face-to-face, telephone, or online conferencing, depending on the location and availability of the participants. 

Training included as part of the program adds a valuable development opportunity for both mentors and mentees. An induction event is held to establish the mentoring process. Throughout the program, participants are then further supported with resources, prompts, and additional touch points.

“This program is a great initiative for mentors and mentees. Important to see support for succession planning in the sector. It is wonderful to communicate at an appropriate level with a qualified and experienced person from another region.” – 2022 participant


Expressions of interest are now open for the return of the VHA’s popular mentoring program, with expressions encouraged from board directors and CEOs seeking to expand their network and across the sector.

Please fill out this form to express your interest in participating.


If you would like to learn more, email

Testimonials from previous participants

“Open engagement and welcoming mentor who challenged in a very positive and proactive style. It was great to have a really high achiever who has been a leader for many years who has been able to provide advice and learnings.”

“Being a CEO is a lonely and tough job and having a mentor can help ease this.”

“I think that the program has been beneficial for the mentee and myself.”

“Experience and knowledge of the broad issues and topics is really important, and my mentor was always able to provide value. One of the benefits of the program was creating a new connection that I hope will continue at some level outside the formal program.”


Click on the video to watch mentors and mentees in the health and community health sector share their experiences of the VHA’s healthcare leader mentoring program.


Megan May, a board member of Ballarat Community Health (BCH), also recently appeared on the popular Take on Board Podcast to discuss her mentoring experiences and journey as a young female director. Megan joined the BCH Board as a green 27-year-old health professional and small business wonder. Six years later she now chairs the Quality of Care Committee and has just completed the AICD Directors Course.


Expression of interest

Please fill out this form to express your interest in participating.