Member Mentoring with Chris Hall

Priority Access for Personal Members

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. 

The mentoring session below is the third in a series of sessions to be delivered throughout the year. To maintain a level of personal engagement, numbers for these sessions are capped. Any Personal member, regardless of career stage is invited to participate.

The mentor session will be driven by the group's needs as a mentee. Please bring along your questions about issues you face in your career.

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 will:

  • 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.

Questions you may wish to bring to the discussion include:

  • Leadership styles and attributes
  • Networks: building, sustaining etc.
  • Personal presentation and communication skills ( e.g. resumes, interviews, public speaking)
  • Working with others in teams: as a member; as a leader
  • Managing performance (your own and others)

Mentor:

Chris Hall
Chief Executive Officer, MercyCare

Chris Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of MercyCare, a leading Catholic provider of aged care, family, disability, health and community services. 

Chris has held senior management and corporate governance positions in excess of 30 years in the Australian not-for-profit sector and local government industry at national, state and local levels in the aged care, health, disability, and family and community service sectors.  

Chris has extensive experience in organizational change management and in the strategic restructuring of organisations and their strategic alliance building initiatives.  He is a well-known supporter of the not-for-profit sector and well-recognised advocate and driver for social justice and for changes that benefit the community. 

Chris has tertiary qualifications in business management, social work and the arts and is a Churchill Fellow, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Chris has served on numerous advisory and consultative bodies and committees to federal, state and local governments and on the boards of various non-government organisations.