General Rules for Mentors and Mentees
"It is the second most important factor after education
in determining a person's professional success."Source: Korn/Ferry International
Each mentee should be able to make progress toward meeting
unique goals, and each mentor should be able to use his/her
strengths. No two people will get the same benefits. S.T.E.P. 1:1
program participants have a structured monitoring and evaluation
process. Every mentoring relationship, structured or informal;
senior, peer, or team should abide by a few simple rules:
If you want to build a trusting relationship with your mentee,
it is critical that you maintain confidentiality. If the mentee
gives you permission to share information, this is not an issue.
You must remember that anything you are told in confidence cannot
2. No-Fault End of Relationship
It is rare that people want to end a relationship. Try to
resolve concerns and conflicts early on, so problems that can
derail your progress don't have a chance to fester. If you do
have to end the relationship, be professional and discuss the
termination. It may be slightly uncomfortable, but it is
important to honor and respect each other.
For ASHA mentoring participants—If concerns cannot be resolved after talking to the Program
Coordinator, the relationship will be ended.
3. Participation in Monitoring and Evaluation Process
Mentors and mentees should create simple benchmarks for
evaluating the success of your mentoring relationship. Check in
with each other, and don't assume that if things are working
for you, everything is fine with your mentor/mentee.
For ASHA mentoring participants—It is critical that you respond to occasional surveys asking how
the mentoring process is going. You will never be asked to share
confidential information, but we want to ensure that the
relationships are beneficial and are able to help with any issues
that may arise. There will also be an evaluation survey at the
end of the program.
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