Mentoring Offers a Myriad of Learning

Personal and Professional Growth for all Involved!


  • investing in others
  • self-development
  • powerful life experience
  • light a spark
  • evolving
  • Set high expectations of performance 
  • Offer challenging ideas 
  • Help build self-confidence 
  • Encourage professional behavior 
  • Teach by example 
  • Provide growth experiences 
  • Inspire their mentees 
  • Share critical knowledge 
  • Offer encouragement 
  • Become a confidant to my mentee 
  • Offer different perspectives 
  • Gain perspectives other than my own 
  • Support my mentee in their time of need 
  • Provide a sounding board for ideas 
  • Allow mentees to become mentors in their own right 
  • professional growth
  • venting
  • changing
  • confidence building insights
  • create new context for work
  • extend skills learned and apply them
  • look to be creative
  • ask questions
  • tie skills into other areas of mentee's life
  • look at the big picture
  • ask why, why, why???
  • see if there's a better way to do it
  • be open and willing
  • give and take
  • suggestions positively

  1. Plan a Rubric
    1.Divide overall task into distinct subtasks that evidence mentee skills or comprehension/application of knowledge.
    2.Identify both cognitive and performance components that can be assessed.

    3.Determine whether qualitative or quantitative descriptors are going to be for each subtask- this may be influence by the
    purpose of the assessment ie: primarily for mentee feedback or for incorporating into a numerical average.
    4.Allow for full range of skill/knowledge with clear indicators of each level of performance.

    5.Use rubric for an evaluation of  personal and professional growth.

    6.Revise rubric as necessary.

    7. Participants (mentor/mentee) should be able to review past mentoring session, and enhance, modify, and adapt plans to provide more meaningful interaction.