Establishing a Mentor/Mentee "Agreement"

Given the informal nature of the identification process, it is the role of the mentee to reach out to a potential mentor to explore a relationship.  Give thought to how you can be of best assistance to a mentee, how much time you have to commit to the relationship and how you’ll follow through on a mentee’s request to connect.  When a relationship is being explored or once it is agreed to, have a formal conversation around mutual expectations.  Suggestions for that conversation might include:

WHAT WE MUTUALLY AGREE TO:

Provide open feedback

Respond to emails /calls within a specified period of time (24 hrs?  48 hrs? be realistic about your ability and commitment to respond)

Provide 24 hours notice of any meeting cancellation;  discuss parameters around missed appointments in general

Commit to the mentoring relationship and to established goals

Formally define personal goals and areas of productive exploration

Make time to meet regularly and communicate between meetings based on an established and agreed-upon timeline

AS A MENTOR I AGREE TO:

Maintain confidentiality at all times

Commit to my mentee’s goals and areas of exploration on their agenda

Share my expertise, experience and network connections in the best interest of my mentee

AS A MENTEE I AGREE TO:

Maintain confidentiality at all times

Set goals and utilize my mentor’s time and expertise productively

Commit to the goals and areas of exploration I set for myself

Prepare and communicate meeting agendas in advance of meeting my mentor

Be open to hearing constructive criticism or feedback

Act on guidance provided by my mentor and communicate updates and impact of that guidance to my mentor

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