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Phases of the Mentoring Relationship

Phases of the Mentoring Relationship

A mentoring relationship is comprised of four stages: selection, alignment, cultivation, and closure.


With whom and how do you enter into a mentoring relationship?

Topics include: Individual Development Plan (IDPs), assessing fit, building a mentoring team, and interview questions
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Once paired, how do you ensure you start on the same page as your mentee?

Topics include: common roles and expectations, mentoring compacts
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How do you ensure you stay on the same page as your mentee as you move forward?

Topics include: fostering independence, effective communication strategies, assessing the mentoring relationship, and common problems and strategies to address them
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Once goals are met, how do you decide how and if the mentoring relationship will proceed?

Topics include: preparing for the end from the beginning, strategies for transitioning
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