People are at the heart of any business and at Development Victoria we are passionate about developing our teams to be the best they can, even if it means stretching beyond their comfort zone to try a new kind of learning.
That’s where experiences like the Juno Adaptive Leaders Program come in. This is the third year that Development Victoria has taken part in program, which last year saw 75% of protégés securing employment or returning to study.
The program’s sponsor and one of the original participants, Executive Director, People and Culture, Caroline Monzon said following the trial in 2018, it was “very clear, very quickly that this program was a natural fit with our values and our culture of inclusiveness and diversity.”
This year’s four participants can attest to this and are almost at the end of the three-month journey of mentoring and learning. Working with White Lion and disability community service JobFind Australia, Sam Peart, Yogeeta Silva, Alice Reynolds and Julia Angove have almost three months working and mentoring with a protégé from a disadvantaged background helping build their confidence and skills.
While our aim is to help our protégés, they in turn help us. At the beginning of the program, all mentors chose the area they wanted to improve upon and taking the journey with a protégé offers the opportunity to do this.