CEED Early Career and mid-Career Mentoring Program


Welcome to the CEED Mentoring program



Dr Kathy Avent (CEED Chief Operating Officer) and Prof Mick McCarthy (CEED Deputy Director) discuss the benefits of a mentoring program, how to get the most out of it and what to expect. Download the audio of this video.

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About the program

CEED has graduated over 60 HDR students and trained over 40 early and mid-career post-doctoral researchers (EMCRs) with a diverse range of subsequent career paths since its commencement in 2011.

The purpose of the Early and Mid-Career Mentoring Program is to provide a semi-formal mentoring program. The program will be open for nominations throughout 2017 and 2018, with mentors and mentees meeting over a 6 month period.

Mentees will be matched with mentors, based on the non-scientific skills development they desire aligned with the skills and capabilities of registered mentors. Engagement between mentors and mentees will be between fortnightly and monthly either face to face, by phone or video conferencing as pairs may not be located in the same city.

Participation Criteria

Mentees: CEED members who are either a PhD student, an Early Career Researcher (up to 5 years post doc) or a Mid-Career researcher (up to 10 years post doc), allowing for career interruptions.

Mentors: Current CEED staff, alumni, external partner or generous individual with an interest in the career and skill development of CEED ECR and MCRs and relevant experience!

Read the Mentoring Program Guidelines HERE

Participants in the mentoring program will also be given access to a range of online self-guided resources to foster conservation leadership, skills development, access to international networks, entrepreneurship, accelerated career trajectories, strategies for conservation impact and individual empowerment for their careers.  

To register your interest in being a Mentee CLICK HERE

To register your interest in being a Mentor CLICK HERE

Additional online resources will become available as the program progresses.

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CEED Alumni Network 

The CEED Alumni Network has been designed to create and foster connectivity and opportunities for our past and present CEED associates and members. A suite of outreach activities will be implemented over 2017-2018 to engage with CEED Alumni for the purpose of online professional development, creating a strong conservation and environmental decision making community of practice, offering mentoring roles and access to potential partnerships, connections and information sharing.

As CEED enters its final year of formal Australian Research Council (ARC) funding, establishing our CEED Alumni Network will also provide an opportunity for us to showcase the diverse range of experience, careers, training and opportunities available to researchers in environmental decision science.

Who is a CEED Alumni?

Anyone who has ever been a member or associate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions through employment, completion of a post graduate higher degree, student supervision, visiting a node of the Centre, or as a long term collaboration partner.

So if you have completed a postgraduate coursework or research higher degree, supervised a student, received a travel award, attended a workshop or training event, been employed or collaborated on a CEED research project then we would like to hear from you and learn your story.

If you are interested you may also register to mentor a current CEED early or mid-career researcher.

To join the CEED Alumni Network, register your interest HERE