What can you expect?
We consider the relationship aspect a large part of this program and the first task will be to establish a relationship. To do this we recommend that you meet at least ten times (preferably 12 times) during the course of the program, but the actual frequency and type of meetings will be up to you and your mentee to decide.
This program uses a formal structure to support the formation of relationships that participants might not have been comfortable initiating informally. Each mentoring pair will define most aspects of their relationship, including the types of support the mentor is asked to provide to the mentee, the frequency of meetings and the desired learning outcomes for the mentee.
What can we do to help?
We will help with the match of mentors and mentees by providing both a questionnaire that will help with the matching process. We will have a list of mentors that each mentee can review with biographies. Each mentee will be asked to identify five potential mentors and why the mentee would like to match with them – this is very important for the matching piece. We are asking for the top five because we realise that some of our experienced faculty will be a very popular choice as a mentor but we do not want to over burden anyone so hope to just match a mentor with one mentee.
We will then help to arrange the match and provide you with documentation to make the relationship a success.
We will also follow up over the course of the year to ensure the match is successful. If it’s not we will help to navigate any issues or help find a different mentor/mentee.
If you have any questions please contact Andi Martin.