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EVANZ Manaaki Mentoring Programme Expression of Interest - Mentors


We’re seeking to recruit experienced leaders from within the venues industry across a range of disciplines and areas of expertise. 

Why become a Mentor?

  • Contribute to your professional development
  • Give back to the industry by sharing your skills and experience
  • Help grow the next wave of venue professionals
  • Make a difference by helping others achieve their goals
  • Develop your coaching and leadership skills
The role of the Mentor

  • Commit to a minimum monthly session over the programme duration
  • Proactively maintain contact and encourage open communication
  • Build confidence
  • Coach and help problem-solve
  • Share experiences as learning tools
  • Encourage professionalism
  • Admit when something is out of your area of expertise
  • Offer constructive feedback
  • Maintain privacy / confidentiality
  • Provide feedback to EVANZ on your mentor experience to help refine the programme
How it Works

Programme duration: 12 months

1.     Applications for both Mentees and expressions of interest for Mentors open Monday 16th May 2022. There will be six places available in Year 1. Closing date for applications 30th June 2022

2.     By 1st August 2022 you will have been matched with your Mentee and an introductory meeting will take place.

3.     Monthly meetings thereafter until August 2023 when a final report will be required.

4.     Mentees will attend the 2023 End of Year Conference and present on their experience. It is expected that their employer will fund their travel and registration.


Application process
  • Expression of interest to become a Mentor
  • Mentors can self-nominate or be nominated by colleague or manager.
  • Complete the online expression of interest form 
Please contact if you have any questions about this form.

Applications close 30 June 2022

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* 1. Name of applicant/nominee?

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* 2. If you are nominating someone, please provide your own contact details

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* 3. Email address of applicant/nominee

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* 4. Current position/role at your/their venue

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* 5. How many years have you/they worked in the entertainment venues industry?

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* 6. How many years have you/they been in your/their current role?

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* 7. What do you feel are your/the nominated person's particular strengths as a Mentor?

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* 8. What skills would you/the nominated person bring to the relationship with their Mentee?

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* 9. Please provide contact details for someone who can act as a referee.

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