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M2_2 Commitment in Mentoring Arrangement

Lesson 2

Discuss -> Manage commitment to the mentoring arrangement

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Notes

Define commitment:

  • the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
  • an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action

Identify the characteristics of commitment:

  • Controversial
  • Loyal
  • Dreamers
  • Tough
  • Happy

Discuss the contribution of commitment by the mentee:

  • Mentee needs to initiate asking questions
  • Honor their commitment to the arrangement
  • Expect support - not miracles
  • Communicate clearly
  • Be Teachable

Discuss the contribution of commitment by the mentor:

  • You can measure the commitment of a mentor by the tough questions they ask,
  • Their intent to get you to see things that you are not otherwise seeing,
  • To get you ‘unstuck.’
  • If a Mentor is always saying great things and making you feel really good all the time, perhaps he or she is being a ‘cheering friend,’ but not a ‘caring mentor.’
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