The Fellowship Program is a national mentoring program that pairs industry leaders (Mentors) with managers of 10 to 15 years’ experience who exhibit strong leadership potential (Fellows).
The Program runs for approximately 12 months, with a new intake each year. Each Fellow is matched with a Mentor in his or her home state. Participants meet frequently over the course of the year, with the Mentors providing one-on-one career counselling and leadership development.
The Program commences with an Induction Workshop and Annual Fellows Dinner. In addition, all Fellows come together for a mid-year site visit and an end-of-program dinner.
Fellowship opportunities are exclusive to staff employed by member organisations of Roads Australia.
How do I participate?
Applications for the 2021 Program are now open. Please complete the application form and submit by 28 August 2020.
For more information, contact our National Membership & Event Manager, Marlie Curtis on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 272 974
What does it cost?
There is a $6,000 (inc gst) registration fee for each participating Fellow. This covers the cost of travel, accommodation and other incidentals associated with the induction, site visit and end-of program events. It also includes complimentary registration at Roads Australia industry lunches.
The Ashurst Scholarship
For the first time, Roads Australia is pleased to announce that in partnership with Ashurst, we are providing one scholarship for the Program in Victoria. The scholarship is to support both Roads Australia’s diversity and inclusion program, as well as support Ashurst’s social value initiatives.
The Scholarship Application requires applicants to fill the full Fellowship Application, as well as additional information on scholarship eligibility.
The scholarship is open to anyone, including non-members of Roads Australia, however preference will be given to those who best satisfy the selection criteria detailed in the application form.
Access the Scholarship Application Form here.
Who is involved?
The Program enjoys the support of some of the most respected leaders in our industry.
It is chaired by David Stuart-Watt, RA's immediate Past President and the Director, Australia / Client Director Transport ANZ with WSP. David is himself an experienced mentor.
Confirmed mentors include current and former chief executives of road agencies and major private sector infrastructure companies and senior political leaders.
The long-term benefits
As a Fellow, you’ll have unprecedented access to someone who’s ‘been there, done that’. You’ll be able to tap their extensive knowledge, experience and skills; to seek their advice and guidance on your career path and learn first-hand the lessons of senior management.
The benefits will extend far beyond the formal 12-month Program. This is about creating lasting networks: between individual Mentors and Fellows, and among Fellows.
Indeed, it is expected that Fellows will remain “Fellows for life” and through the Fellowship Chapter will be marked by Roads Australia as industry leaders of the future.
Roads Australia recognises the need for gender equality across the industry. The Program actively promotes diversity. Our target is to achieve a balanced representation of men and women in the Fellowship Chapter. This will be reflected in the selection process.