Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings a person together with another individual who offers guidance, support, and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. A mentoring relationship is most often one-to-one, but some group mentoring relationships exist which entail one mentor with multiple mentees. Group mentoring of this nature allows for one-on-one relationships to be developed within a group setting.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a trusted and faithful individual who listens, supports, and guides their mentee on a consistent basis over a specified period of time. The mentor is the one who initiates the flow of the relationship and invites the mentee to share and explore through open communication. A mentor helps the mentee find out where they want to go and helps them find positive and effective ways to get there, while also helping them to grow and develop along the way. [Read more...]