TGDA runs Mentor Program sessions regularly throughout the year. Please check back later for the next session dates.
Education at a Personal Level
The TGDA mentorship program is designed to be flexible and to support the Australian tabletop designer community. It can cover all aspects of designing and self-publishing games, as well as other aspects of the business. Mentorships are coordinated through TGDA, and then it is left to the mentor and mentee to decide how to approach the relationship. Do you want a one-off session with feedback provided one month later? A monthly check-in on how your business is growing? Maybe you have a big project or convention coming up and you need input and advice.
A typical mentorship lasts for about 3–5 hours, which can be spaced out over a period agreed on between the mentor and mentee. If the mentorship continues for longer, participants might want to consider sequential mentorships. We ask for a $50 fee from the mentee, which is split between the mentor and to support the ongoing development of the mentorship program.
To apply for a mentorship or if you want to be a mentor (or both):
Take care to provide enough detail for us to find an appropriate mentor! One of our volunteer coordinators will contact you when we have matched you with a willing mentor/mentee, and allow you to discuss terms of your mentorship between the two of you. Once the mentorship is over, we ask for feedback so that we can improve the program for future participants.