Mentoring involves two individuals working together to support each other in the process of professional development. In contrast to more traditional supervision roles, where there might be an unequal relationship (e.g. between a boss and an employee), the mentor-mentee relationship takes place between two trusted colleagues and is purely supportive. Although the mentor might have more experience than the mentee, their role is to offer guidance without any evaluation or judgement.
You are going to listen to Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, co-author of the Cambridge whitepaper ‘Effective professional development: principles and best practice’ talking about mentoring.
As you listen, make notes to answer the following questions:
Read about three different ways in which different types of mentoring models have been implemented.
Think about what you have learnt about mentoring in this topic.