Arrange to meet with your sponsor at the beginning of the program to discuss:
Actively engage with your sponsor during the program and meet at least twice during the year
While the program is sponsor-driven and not a mentoring program, your sponsor should actively advocate for, and promote, your career advancements.
The program requires that you meet face-to-face with your sponsor a minimum of twice during the year. These meetings are designed to assist you to map out your career plan, identify professional development needs and prepare for your organisation’s appraisal process.
Attend 500 Women in Property networking events in your division
You will be expected to attend the launch and wrap-up events with your sponsor in your state/territory.
In addition to these you will be invited to attend exclusive 500 Women in Property networking events in your state/territory – you do not need to attend additional networking events with your sponsor.
Attend two (minimum) Property Council events with your sponsor during the year
The Property Council runs a dynamic and diverse program of events in your division and your sponsor will host you at a minimum of two during the year at no cost to you.
We encourage you to liaise with your sponsor to discuss which Property Council events you are most keen to attend.
Communicate with your sponsor prior to each event to find out who will be attending
This will provide you with the time to research the speakers and consider asking a question during the Q&A session (if appropriate).
Observe a Property Council Committee during the year
A valuable and unique part of the program is the opportunity to observe a Property Council Committee meeting. This will be a committee you selected in your nomination form which aligns to your career aspirations. Your division will try to accommodate your first or second choice.
It is your responsibility to attend the Committee meeting at the date provided. You are not expected to attend with your sponsor and we will, where possible, ensure you are attending with another 500 Women in Property participant.
There is an expectation at the meeting that you will provide a brief overview of yourself, your career aspirations and experience of the program to date. Prior to the meeting we encourage you meet with your sponsor to discuss the committee format and ways to actively engage.
Discuss and engage in professional development opportunities
We encourage you to discuss with your sponsor how to leverage networking opportunities through the 500 Women in Property program and, where appropriate, identify any professional development opportunities.
As a participant in the 2019 program, you are eligible for a 10 per cent discount on all Academy courses running during the year.
You can view all the courses here.
Provide feedback on the program via two formal surveys and to your Divisional Diversity Committee
Advise the Property Council if you are changing roles, companies and/or your sponsor has changed
To ensure you continue to receive updates on 500 Women in Property events and opportunities, please ensure we have your current information.
Kindly note, if you leave a Property Council member company you will no longer be eligible to participate in the program. If your sponsor leaves a Property Council member company, we will work with you to find a replacement sponsor.