Mentoring Library

M1_1 Terms and Concepts

Lesson 3

Discuss the terms and concepts used to sustain a mentoring arrangement:

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Introduction to the
Key Terms and Concepts - 2020

Overview of Key Terms and Concepts

Reading the definition of Mentoring - 2019

Defintion - Emphasis Strategic Alliance 

Defintion - Emphasis Personal Growth

Defintion - Emphasis Two-Way and Trusted

Defintion - Emphasis Arrangement


Define mentor:

Is referred to in many ways

  • Trusted and experienced advisor
  • Role model
  • Guide
  • Educator - from a leading perspective

Define Mentee:

  • A person who is advised and educated by a mentor
  • Sometimes referred to as a protege or apprentice

Define Mentoring:

  • Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person
  • (The mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.
  • Two way trusted relationship
  • Moving away from traditional style of mentoring

Define mentoring arrangement:

  • A Formal Mentoring arrangement will define the methods of communication, the frequency, and their intensity, and will include a definable objective, and normally a target date for completion.
  • A mentoring arrangement is typically between two people

Define mentoring relationship:

  • Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. There is a paradigm shift taking place with mentoring.
  • Effective or modern mentoring is becoming the norm and the traditional style of mentoring while still be used is becoming a lot less popular.
  • The relationship is typically two way, trusted, both mentor and mentee learn and grow on a personal and professional basis.
work experiences

Discuss the terms and concepts appropriate to a mentoring arrangement:

  • Two way relationship
  • Trusted relationship
  • Traditional style of mentoring arrangement
  • Modern or Effective Mentoring arrangement
  • Reverse Mentoring - means going backwards
  • Questioning versus telling
  • Socratic Method
  • Effective communication

Discuss the role of the mentor in the mentoring arrangement:

  • Trusted advisor
  • Role model
  • Asks and does not tell
  • Story teller
  • Shares experience via storytelling
  • Confidante
  • Create a safe environment for the mentee
  • Conversations are confidential
  • Committed to the relationship and the mentoring process
  • Effective communicator
  • Respectful

Discuss the role of the mentee in the mentoring arrangement:

  • Commitment to the process
  • Shares experience
  • Asks for guidance
  • Trust
  • Communicate
  • Respectful
  • YT says:

    My key learning points…
    – build the foundation – take the time to learn and internalize the concepts by using the tools provided
    – mentoring has changed
    – more to come on action outcomes statements

    • Doug says:

      Yvonne, mentoring has indeed changed and continues to evolve. The use of action outcome statements provides for a deeper and richer mentoring experience.

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