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A mentor is an experienced individual inside or outside of an organization who imparts his or her knowledge, expertise, and professional experiences to another person, known as the mentee.
But in addition to the leadership development program, informal mentoring programs have popped up at several Moss Adams offices, matching young staff with a mentor who supplements the protege's performance coach.
For example, a mentor might encourage a new teacher to do group work by saying, "You were very successful when you had your class work in small groups to prepare their persuasive speeches.
Due to the social and emotional challenges associated with teenage pregnancy, establishing criteria for mentors in a program of such importance requires careful planning to ensure compatibility between the mentor and mentee.
Is the mentor prepared to foster development in a young person who may have significant academic limitations or barriers, social problems, boundary issues or medical complexities?
A mentor is traditionally defined as an older, more experienced person who acts as a guide, advocate, and teacher to a younger, less experienced person (Casey & Shore, 2000).
The process would offer support and development opportunity to both mentor and mentee by:
Three characteristics in particular that help build the theoretical premises of in the present study were that mentoring (1) is collegial and ongoing, (2) presents personal dialogue on how children learn and stimulates the personal, critical, and creative thinking about how to teach to these diverse children, and (3) helps to develop self-reliance for the mentoree and self-assurance for the mentor (Manthei, 1990).
Dorothy Connock has been a CNA at Heathwood Health Care Center, and ElderWood Affiliates facility in Williamsville, New York for 15 years and a mentor since the program began in 1996.
Perhaps the recruiters didn't guarantee that a mentor would be waiting in the parking lot for each new hire, but many will admit they did nothing to discourage the hottest candidates from believing some form of mentoring would be forthcoming.
She also stresses the need to acknowledge `the value (in terms of personal emotional growth) for the mentor as an important component of programme success'.