AMT Mentoring Program
Applications are now open for AMT’s mentoring program!
"The opportunity to take part in AMT's pilot mentoring program was one of the most significant experiences of my recent life. It exceeded whatever I may have hoped for."
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).
"I felt that I had learned a lot on my own professional journey and I was happy to assist a newcomer in the field."
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.
"What overwhelmed me was the unbounded generosity of my mentor, who shared so much information and material that I had enough to inspire me for weeks."
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 highly recommend the AMT Mentoring Program; it is an invaluable opportunity and can only improve our industry as a whole."
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.
"I am a patient and good listener. I was pleased to learn that my mentee found the sessions rewarding and this gave me more confidence as the program continued."
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. As an added bonus both mentor and mentee will be rewarded with 100 CEUs for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the program.
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 helped my confidence in talking to another massage therapist from outside the college environment."
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 24 June..
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.
AMT wishes to acknowledge and thank Fenton Green for their generous sponsorship and support of the program.
"My main reason for wanting to participate was to be able to grow professionally and personally."