Member Mentoring with Andrea Selvey, CEO, Shire of Dowerin

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

Member Events - 24 May 2018
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. 
We welcomed Andrea Selvey in leading her first mentoring session for IPAA following her appointment as CEO of the Shire of Dowerin in 2016.  As the state public sector is urged by the government to enhance its community engagement, Andrea is an ideal person to be mentored by. Andrea has a strong record of successful community engagement across Western Australia. Catch her before she moves to take up the CEO role at Shire of Cocos Keeling islands in June this year.
The mentoring session below was the second 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 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.
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. 
Topics you may wish to discuss at the session 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)
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.


Andrea Selvey
CEO, Shire of Dowerin