is a long term relationship between two individuals based
on a mutual desire for development towards professionals’ goals and objectives.
mentoring relationship, the two individuals are referred as the “mentor” and the “mentee”. Mentoring provides development opportunities for both
partners, the focus on supporting the growth and development of the mentee.
The mentor is a source of wisdom, teaching and support, but not
someone who observes and advises on specific actions or behavioral changes in
In mentoring, there is no reporting relationship between the mentor and the mentee. Mentors do not conduct or provide input to performance reviews. The terms mentoring and coaching are often used interchangeably, and that is misleading. While similar in their support of someone's development, they are very different disciplines in practice.
Mentoring brings value to everybody in its practice: mentees, mentors, and the organization for which they work. Mentees have an opportunity to gain wisdom from someone who has travelled the path before them. Mentors have an opportunity to invest themselves in someone who seeks what they can offer.
Why become a Mentee?
Why become a mentor?