The Mentorship Program
The best part is to understand what mentorship is. If you search online, you will get a variety of options, but I have come up with a guide on the mentor-mentee responsibilities.
What is the role of a mentor?
Advisor and coach: provide advice, guidance, and feedback; share their experience and expertise as appropriate; act as a sounding board for ideas and action plans
Champion and cheerleader: Offer encouragement and support to try new things; help mentees move out their comfort zones; celebrate successes; help mentees understand when things do not go as planned.
Resource and recommendations: Identify resources that will help mentees with personal development and growth, such as recommending books, workshops, or other learning tools; encourage mentees to join networking organizations or introduce them to new contacts
Devil’s advocate and “truth-sayer”: Provide the tough feedback that mentees need to hear in order to move forward; push mentees to take risks when appropriate; help mentees consider and weigh potential consequences of decisions and actions to avoid the pitfalls and predictable surprises that may occur.
Meanwhile, the mentees have their own responsibilities, including:
Identifying initial learning goals and measures of success for the mentoring relationship ICT Audit
Be open to and seek feedback
Take an active role in their own learning and help drive the process
Schedule and attend mentor conversations
Follow through on commitments and take informed risks as they try new options and behaviors in support of career and development goals.