Got Questions?

Below is a list of commonly asked questions around the Level Up Program. Should your question not be listed, please feel free to submit an enquiry form. If this question is asked regularly, we will add it to this page over time to help other prospective participants.

QUESTIONS ABOUT MENTORING

What if I feel like I need one on one assistance with something?

As part of the program we are looking to incorporate mentors who will support program participants to understand the program content and articulate it into their businesses and generally address commercial challenges they may encounter.

 

How do I get one on one mentoring help?

You may choose to meet face-to-face, or provide mentoring to people over the phone, email or Skype. We recommend 1/2 hour to 1 hour sessions at a time.

What does a mentor session look like?

In accordance with reporting requirements, program participants will view the list of available mentors on this website, and will then submit an online form requesting to be connected with a specific mentor which will go direct to you if you are selected. Presenters and project coordinators will also encourage and arrange program participants to connect with mentors when it is identified they could add value. You will be given the opportunity to accept or decline mentor session requests on a case by case basis.

How much time will it take me to participate in this program?

You can dedicate as little as one hour a week by participating in the webinars – either the live session on Tuesday nights or the recordings once they are available, or up to 26 hours which would be participating in all four of the half day live workshops and all 12 of the one hour webinars. Obviously the more you put in, the more you will get out!.

What is a mentor?

A mentor varies from a consultant in that they will not provide specific advice, rather they should ask open ended questions to assist the mentee (or program participant) to make decisions, reach their own conclusions and move on with confidence. Mentors may also assist mentees to keep accountable by setting them ‘homework’ or assisting them to commit to an action plan in between mentoring sessions

What sort of problems can a mentor assist with?

Mentor discussions may cover any aspect of business and not just the topics covered in the program outline [link to program page]. Therefore it is not essential for mentors to have any experience or skills with online technologies and digital marketing strategies, however mentors from this sector are most welcome.

What do mentors gain from their involvement in the Level Up Program?

Mentors will be granted access all content from the program for their own personal and professional development at no cost, however the rebate will not apply. Mentors will also have the chance to be introduced and say a few words at the various information evenings/welcome sessions happening around the state, will be featured on our dedicated mentor page and featured where relevant in program marketing.  Mentors are expected to donate their time and knowledge on a volunteer basis for the duration of the program.

If I become a mentor, can I solicit business from program participants?

Mentors will be required to sign an agreement to be accepted as a mentor for the program putting them under strict duress not to solicit business during the program. However should you form a relationship with someone who wishes to engage you post the program, you are more than welcome to do so.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

How is the program delivered?

We have purposely chosen a range of mechanisms (combining webinars and face-to-face workshops, along with online resources, and a range of support mechanisms) to deliver the training, giving participants flexibility in how they engage in the content, but with added incentives to engage in the entire program with full support mechanisms which is likely to have the best outcomes.   Delivery formats will also ensure location, technical ability and lack of time or money is not a deterrent for participation, as these are often the barriers for engagement.

 

How do I get one on one mentoring help?

You may choose to meet face-to-face, or provide mentoring to people over the phone, email or Skype. We recommend 1/2 hour to 1 hour sessions at a time.

What does a mentor session look like?

In accordance with reporting requirements, program participants will view the list of available mentors on this website, and will then submit an online form requesting to be connected with a specific mentor which will go direct to you if you are selected. Presenters and project coordinators will also encourage and arrange program participants to connect with mentors when it is identified they could add value. You will be given the opportunity to accept or decline mentor session requests on a case by case basis.

How much time will it take me to participate in this program?

You can dedicate as little as one hour a week by participating in the webinars – either the live session on Tuesday nights or the recordings once they are available, or up to 26 hours which would be participating in all four of the half day live workshops and all 12 of the one hour webinars. Obviously the more you put in, the more you will get out!.

What is a mentor?

A mentor varies from a consultant in that they will not provide specific advice, rather they should ask open ended questions to assist the mentee (or program participant) to make decisions, reach their own conclusions and move on with confidence. Mentors may also assist mentees to keep accountable by setting them ‘homework’ or assisting them to commit to an action plan in between mentoring sessions

What sort of problems can a mentor assist with?

Mentor discussions may cover any aspect of business and not just the topics covered in the program outline [link to program page]. Therefore it is not essential for mentors to have any experience or skills with online technologies and digital marketing strategies, however mentors from this sector are most welcome.

What do mentors gain from their involvement in the Level Up Program?

Mentors will be granted access all content from the program for their own personal and professional development at no cost, however the rebate will not apply. Mentors will also have the chance to be introduced and say a few words at the various information evenings/welcome sessions happening around the state, will be featured on our dedicated mentor page and featured where relevant in program marketing.  Mentors are expected to donate their time and knowledge on a volunteer basis for the duration of the program.

If I become a mentor, can I solicit business from program participants?

Mentors will be required to sign an agreement to be accepted as a mentor for the program putting them under strict duress not to solicit business during the program. However should you form a relationship with someone who wishes to engage you post the program, you are more than welcome to do so.

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