Member Mentoring with Dr Nicky Howe

Now open to Individual Members, Corporate Members and Non-Members!

Member Events - 10 May 2017

Within our membership ranks there exists a tremendous amount of knowledge and wisdom that we now make available to you through an informal, small group mentoring session. This is an opportunity available exclusively to Personal members.

The mentoring session below provided a rare opportunity to sit down with a former Commonwealth Secretary. To maintain a level of personal engagement,  numbers for these sessions are capped. Any Personal member, regardless of career stage is invited to participate.

About Mentoring

Mentoring is an effective process for the transfer of professional skills and benefits mentees through support for skills and knowledge development. It is designed to provide an additional layer of career and professional development.

It is important to understand that mentoring is one component of a professional development plan. It is focused on career and professional development conversations. It complements skill development training and is not a substitute for emotional support systems such as counselling.

By attending mentees were provided the opportunity to:

  • Develop personal skills and self-confidence.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the public sector and the role of IPAA
  • Develop relationships with more senior colleagues to explore career and professional pathways in a supportive, informal environment.


Dr Nicky Howe
Chief Executive Officer, Southcare Inc.

Nicky is the CEO of Southcare, a leadership and management coach and ontological practitioner, with over 25 years senior management experience working in government and not-for-profit sectors in the areas of employment, education, welfare, health, aged care and community services.

She is passionate about building productive working relationships and uses a consulting, coaching approach to help individuals and organisations to increase their effectiveness. Her particular focus is on the development of people and building the capacity within organisations so they can successfully achieve their objectives. She is the co-founder of Engaging Young Leaders on  Aged Care and Community Boards, an award winning collaborative governance and leadership project which is creating a pipeline for young professionals to secure Board Director positions on community Boards.

She is the author of “Building Better Relationships with Those You Lead”, a thesis titled “Coaching – a vehicle for managers’ learning and recently co-authored a book titled Difference Makers: A leader's guide to championing diversity on boards.

She has presented at international and national conferences in the areas of governance, leadership management, coaching, cultural change and innovation. 

She holds the university qualifications of Doctor of Business Administration, Post Graduate in Public Sector Management and BA in Public Administration. She holds a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Ontological Coaching, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, is a Fellow of Leadership Western Australian and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at The University of Notre Dame.