Roles of a Mentor

  • Develops a mutual, trusting relationship with the mentee
  • Values the mentee as an unique individual
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Listens perceptively
  • Allows the mentee to discover solutions for him or herself
  • Facilitates opportunities and introductions
  • Acts as a sounding board
  • Encourages the mentee
  • Questions
  • Advises when asked
  • Guides, mostly by clues and questions
  • Acts as a confidante
  • Jointly sets goals and expectations with the mentee
  • Evaluates and reviews progress
  • Acts as a role model

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