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Nurture better mentor relationships - Perth

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Because you need a lifetime of experience. Right now.

Draw on the collective experience of mentors and industry professionals to drive you to be a better care leader

It can seem so elusive. Finding the advice you need at the time you need it from someone who has gone before you.

Someone who will challenge the way you work, and think, and achieve. Someone who will give you career-specific advice and help you achieve your professional goals.

Someone that truly gets where you’re at

and where you’re aiming to be.

You need a mentor.

What if it could be easier?

What if you could access the experiences of other young professionals and industry leaders and learn how they’ve worked with mentors, how they’ve gotten the best from the relationships, and what makes it all work?

In addition, what if the combined know-how of this group was specific to your industry? People working in aged and community care including students, CEOs, entrepreneurs, consultants, and carers.

Introducing the Better Mentor Relationships Event

An opportunity for young professionals to connect and learn with other industry leaders and carers on a national scale.


The Better Mentor Relationships events are held around the country through the Acorn Network – an organisation established to support young leaders in aged care. The events connect leaders to other young leaders and gives advice to assist in strengthening relationships essential for young professionals who wish to progress through to senior ranks in aged care.


The events are ideal for up and coming leaders who understand the importance of the mentoring relationship:

  • But don’t know how to go about finding a suitable mentor
  • Is holding back from reaching out to potential mentors
  • Would appreciate strategies and advice to nurture an ideal mentor relationship
  • And want to know more about how the relationship will assist with their career
  • Or is looking to progress in their industry but is unsure of where to begin

The events are also ideal for organisations who want to expose their staff to vital business skills while encouraging them to network with other young industry leaders.


Every event is carefully structured utilising a signature mini-coaching circle style. This means attendees can connect with each other and the event presenters – getting the very best from each session.

No stuffy panel lectures

No barriers between attendees and presenters

No obstacles stopping deep connection for young leaders

We’ve found it’s the most effective way to ensure our participants get the best from the event and come away with a full understanding of how mentoring will work for them.


Acorn Network is the only organisation that focuses on the development of young leaders in the aged care industry. Every event and program is carefully designed to support collaboration, connection, and deeper relationships.

Large organisations who have sent staff to participate in this event have reported their consultants found it more useful than attending any other regular industry conference in the past.

Get your ticket now!

So many of our aged care up-and-coming leaders come up against barriers and don’t know where to turn to. Imagine being able to access real advice from proven experts in the industry to support them in their professional development?

Through Acorn Network, I reach out to CEOs, established leaders, and young professionals so all voices, topics, opinions, and viewpoints can be considered.

We need a place to talk and discuss how we can build a workforce where all ages are supported. Creating a vision for the future that works not only right now, but in 50 years time.

Secure your spot + get your ticket today!

(Not looking for Perth? How about our Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane events?)

About your speakers:

Tony Hagan_VISability

Tony Hagan - Executive Manager Philanthopy, VISability + CEO, Guide Dogs Foundation
Tony inspires people to do good things for others through being unique and trying different ideas, and uses his passion to understand the motivations for Philanthropy and matching these ideals with actions and initiatives that facilitate real social change. Tony has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for many years, including 18 years on the Board of the Association for the Blind WA (now VisAbility Ltd) – Guide Dogs WA, and now as Executive Manger – Philanthropy at VisAbility, in addition to fulfilling the role of CEO for The Guide Dog Foundation. He is a strong advocate and supporter of mentoring and connection to support us all in achieving our passions.

Nicky Howe_SouthCare IncNicky Howe - CEO, SouthCare Inc.
Nicky is passionate about building the capacity of individuals, organisations and the community. She is a leadership and management coach, with over 25 years senior management experience working in government and not-for-profit sectors in the areas of employment, education, welfare, health, aged care and community services. Nicky's work establishing the Engaging Young Leaders on Boards program positions her as a strong leader in mentoring young professionals in the aged and community care industry.

Maryam KhanMaryam Khan - Business Analyst, BaptistCare + Coordinator, Halal Food Bank

With over ten years of experience in Business Analysis and working with the community, Maryam Khan understands that strong, positive relationships lie at the heart of sustainable programs and initiatives.
As a young Australian-Pakistani Muslim, Maryam started off being a co-partner in setting up a grass roots organisation to bring young people together to reduce isolation and increase awareness and acceptance of their identity, as well as her own, as an Australian Muslim. She will share how mentoring and being mentored has helped shape the success of her latest initiative, Halal Food Bank; which co-ordinates relief efforts in her local community.

Samantha Bowen_Acorn NetworkSamantha Bowen - Founder and Director, Acorn Network
When starting her journey as a young leader in the ageing and caring industry, Samantha saw minimal young employees in the workforce and heard excuses, such as young people don’t want to work in here or it’s too 'unsexy' ... Through the Acorn Network she has established a strong network of organisations, mentors, and supporters who understand the importance of bringing young professionals into the aged care industry. With 5+ mentors in her corner she is keen to share her insights and learnings on mentoring with you.

Are you mentor material?

Being a mentor within your industry has been linked to increased levels of pay, improved career satisfaction, and more opportunities for career growth. If you’re the kind of mentor we’re looking for, do keep in touch by joining the list below.

Finding a mentor can be a daunting task. We’ll help you get ready and get connected for some of your most important professional relationships.

Have questions?

Who can come to an event?
Anyone with a passion for aged and community care careers is invited to attend - students, CEOs, entrepreneurs, consultants, carers. All ages and from all levels of leadership are welcome to attend and connect with our passionate and driven young leaders.

Is my ticket refundable?
Tickets are not refundable, but you can transfer your ticket into another person's name if circumstances require.

I work in mental/direct/other health career. Can I still attend?
Of course! The stories, insights or our leaders, plus the connections you make will be applicable to many different industries.

Who can I contact for more info?
Pop my number into your phone in the case you get lost on the night – Samantha Bowen - 0488123125. If you have any questions, drop me an email - info@acorn-network.com.au

I can't make the dates of the events listed!
Acorn Network hosts regular events around the country. Send us an email (info@acorn-network.com.au), subscribe to our newsletter to hear about our latest news, and let's work on hosting an event in your local area together.

I need sustenance with my networking.
Yes! We will ensure you’re refreshed through the evening. You’ll receive a drink on arrival and finger food will be available throughout the evening.

Mentoring is a series of moments created by you and your mentor to help you become the best professional and leader.

Start the process. Get in front of the right people who will help you propel your career forward. Join us.

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