The College at Brockport Leadership Development Task Force recognizes that the mentoring of students by faculty and staff is an integral part of the higher education leadership development experience. Under the College’s leadership development program, the mentoring relationship will assist mentees with their leadership journey by providing resources necessary to assisting with their individual, group and community experiential growth and development.
What is the role of the mentor?
Mentoring relationships are power free and should be based on trust, acknowledgment of mutual benefit, confidentiality, and sound, responsible and respectful communication. Mentors need to be positive, and provide constructive and honest feedback in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Mentors are facilitators and teachers; they are like a sounding board enabling the individual to discover and determine their development requirements and then work towards developing these requirements. To do this the Mentor will typically:
As a mentor it is important to establish the parameters and conditions of the mentoring relationship. You are not expected, as a mentor to engage in counseling that should be addressed by an appropriately trained professional. As such it is important to be honest and only address issues within the realm of your expertise and experience.
Establishing the Mentor/Mentee Relationship
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