Develop Your Mentoring Skill Set

If you are involved in a mentoring relationship, you should have a clear idea of why you’re in the relationship and what you would like to get out of it. Whether you are a mentee or mentor, we hope that your experience will allow you to grow, learn, and develop in several specific ways. Below you will find our Mentoring Learning Outcomes for mentees and mentors, which outline skill sets that you should work to develop during your mentoring relationship, along with strategies for how to achieve each learning goal.

How can you use these Mentoring Learning Outcomes?

  • Take our Mentee and Mentor Self-Evaluations at the beginning/middle and end of your relationship to reflect on your progress towards the learning outcomes. Share your results in conversation with your mentor or mentee. Click below to access each self-evaluation form:
  • Read through the learning outcomes at various times throughout your relationship to serve as a reminder of good mentoring practices.
  • Use the learning outcomes and strategies as a guide for how to engage in conversation with your mentee or mentor as you build the relationship, set goals, give and receive feedback, and reflect on your experiences together.
  • Mentoring Program Coordinators can incorporate the learning outcomes and strategies into their mentee and mentor training and check-in sessions.

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Mentee Learning Outcomes

Mentee Learning Outcomes: Build effective personal and professional relationships, Set goals for personal growth and learning, Ask for and receive feedback, Reflect on experience and lessons learned for future application

Mentor Learning Outcomes

Mentor Learning Outcomes Image: Build and support effective relationships, Provide objective guidance and feedback based on personal experience, facilitate reflective thinking, Take owernship for personal growth and learning

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