What are some things that I can do to establish a strong mentoring relationship with mentees?

Martha Shenton, PhD
Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Radiology
2008 William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

 

 

 

 

What are some things that I can do to establish a strong mentoring relationship with mentees?

To establish a strong mentoring relationship with mentees they must feel that you have their best interests at heart. If they trust this one thing, then the rest really follows. They will feel safe in discussing their concerns, their fears, their aspirations, etc. as well as their goals and needs. If they feel that they are always on your radar, that you will make time for them, and that they know you have their best interests at heart – this will form the basis of a strong, lasting relationship that will continue long after they have launched their own careers.

 

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