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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Mentoring as the Way Forward for Learning Organisations

Dr Irene Tempone, Dr Barbara Lasky.

This paper examines the role mentoring plays in learning organisations meeting their goals. In particular, it examines the role it plays in supporting academics to meet the demands of academic researcher, teacher and administrator. A focus group was convened of those who had a particular interest in mentoring and collaborative research to discuss what mentoring meant to them and how it could best be facilitated. It was concluded that an organisation can best meet its preferred outcomes by creating a climate in which informal mentoring can flourish, while simultaneously developing a safety net of formal mentoring to catch those who slip through the informal networks


Dr Irene Tempone  (Australia)
Senior Lecturer, Educational Development Co-ordinator
School of Business
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Irene Tempone is a Lecturer in accounting and the Educational Development Coordinator for the School of Business, Swinburne University of Technology. Her PhD thesis topic was “Variation in student learning in accounting” with one of the three main themes being student approaches to groupwork.

Dr Barbara Lasky  (Australia)
Senior Lecturer in HRM/OB
School of Business
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Barbara Lasky is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management and Organization Behavior in a School of Business. Her research interests include management of change, mentoring in higher education, and action learning and narrative methodologies. She has published nationally and internationally.

  • Mentoring
  • Academics
  • Higher education
  • Research
  • Teaching

(Virtual Presentation, English)