AMT Mentoring Program
Are you interested in AMT's mentoring program?
If you want to know more about the program please listen to our 2021 Mentoring information presentation.
Applications for AMT’s mentoring program open on 22 February.
"The Mentoring program is One of the best programs that offered by AMT to me as a member. Providing an opportunity at every level & aspect of the massage therapist profession. Win Win for all."
AMT sees the value of finding a personal reflective space away from the busy-ness of your work; a conversational space which stimulates your thinking and helps you develop clearer insights into your questions, issues and plans. A Mentoring Program is now available to all AMT members (as mentees) and therapists with at least three years' experience (to act as mentors).
"It was well organised, and it gave the opportunity for disabled people like my self to grow and become self confident, thank you for that!"
AMT has partnered with Art of Mentoring to provide an online platform with training and resource materials, a matching process, and an administration/communication portal.
"When I first applied for it I was feeling very lost and alone and didn't quite know what to do or where to turn for advice. I'm now feeling much more in control and have so much more confidence. Thank you so much for running this program!"
The AMT Mentoring program is an opportunity to engage in professional conversation with a mentor; to improve personal and communication skills; and to plan for your own professional growth or the success of your business. One-to-one support from a trusted colleague will provide you with objective feedback on your development in the industry and provide opportunities to explore personal challenges in your career.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to participate and contribute. I think the offering and implementation of the program enhances the standing of AMT, and I greatly appreciate the effort and time that AMT members and staff have put into ensuring that the program runs efficiently and is effective for the participants."
The program is also a great opportunity for more established massage therapists to share from their own experience and facilitate the growth of a colleague. Connecting and sharing with a mentee will sharpen your listening and feedback skills, assist in your own learning and aid in the creation of higher standards in our industry. You can have the great satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference.
For both parties, this is a great opportunity to grow professionally as you spend quality time and share mutual interests with someone working in the same line of work. Satisfactory completion of the program allows you to meet your full AMT professional development obligation for the year.
Both mentees and mentors must be willing to complete the training provided, attend program webinars, commit to regular interaction with your mentoring partner and complete surveys from time to time. These will take around 10 hours in addition to 2-3 hours per month.
The program is available to all AMT members regardless of where you are in your massage therapy career. To join as a mentor, you should have at least three years' experience in the industry and a willingness to journey alongside a colleague.
Applications for the program close on Monday 22 March.
The application form is designed to assist us match mentee and mentor effectively. Your ‘best’ mentoring partner may live at a distance, requiring you to connect via phone or Skype.
Listen to previous program partipants, Margaret, Nicola, Youjung and Maria share their experiences.