It is important to ensure that your mentoring program has established protocols to effectively manage mentors, mentees and matches. From recruitment to mentor/mentee matching, from orientation to relationship closure, participants should clearly understand what's expected of them and what they can expect from the program in terms of training and support. These are critical areas in program operations that need to be planned for and attended to in order to ensure the quality and longevity of mentoring relationships in your program.
MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition (Elements) holds the key to success in producing high-quality relationships. It provides six evidence-based standards for practice that incorporate the latest research and best available practice wisdom. These six operational standards address the critical dimensions of mentoring program outcomes. For each standard, there is a research-based benchmark for all programs to adhere to for quality mentoring programming. Further, for more advanced mentoring programs, there are suggested enhancements for your consideration, based on best practices from the mentoring field.