Tri-Peaks mentoring program for CEOs and Senior Executives

The Tri-Peaks project is a collaboration between The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association and the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association – funded by the Departments of Health and Families, Fairness and Housing.

Tri-Peaks is delivering a structured virtual mentoring program for a limited number of CEOs and Senior Executives in the health, AOD and child and family services sectors.

The program is suitable for senior executives who report (or aspire to report) to Board level.

The program will commence April 2021 and run for 12 months. It is delivered via the platform of mentoring experts The Art of Mentoring.

The EOI period has now closed


Tri-Peaks invited expressions of interest from mentees who:

  • want to improve their skills in leadership and governance
  • would like a confidential sounding board to refer to on a range of subject matter regarding their leadership role
  • have special challenges they wish to overcome in their current role
  • are seeking guidance from a more experienced executive
  • can commit to the mentoring process


  • Tri-Peaks sought expressions of interest from mentors with significant CEO or senior executive experience and a commitment to building leadership and governance capacity in the Victorian health and community sectors.

About the program

The program is a structured, mentee-driven program where mentors and mentees agree to meet monthly for 60-90 minute mentoring meetings. The program is supported by a web-based platform that provides tools and resources to ensure a high quality and outcomes-driven mentoring experience for mentors and mentees.

A purpose-built algorithm uses profile information provided by mentees and mentors to identify optimum mentor/mentee relationships.

Due to the changing COVID-19 environment, mentoring meetings are a mix of telephone, skype/zoom, and face-to-face – depending on what is agreed upon by the mentor and mentee.

All participants are expected to complete the online training provided by Art of Mentoring. The training consists of five modules which will prepare and equip participants for the program. The training is self-paced and is estimated to take one to two hours to complete.

Benefits of mentor programs

For mentees:

  • Better understanding of role and responsibilities
  • Improved perspective and confidence
  • Enhanced skills
  • Improved professional satisfaction
  • Improved knowledge

For mentors:

  • Improved leadership skills
  • Increase in professional identity and visibility
  • Improved perspective and confidence
  • Refreshes knowledge
  • Satisfaction from contributing to the success of others


  • There is no cost to participants invited to take part in the program.
  • Places are limited.

Enquiries: Kerryn Garner, Project Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association.