What is mentoring?
Mentoring is generally considered to be a voluntary relationship that gives people the opportunity to share their skills, knowledge and experiences, both personal and professional.
Three key benefits for the mentor
- Improve interpersonal skills in counselling, listening, modelling, and leading.
- Access new perspectives, information, and knowledge.
- Enhance professional relationships and networks.
Three key benefits for the mentee
- Receive valuable feedback from an experienced and subject-matter expert.
- Have opportunities to develop networks with experienced and positive role models.
- Have a supportive environment in which successes and failures can be evaluated in a non-confrontational manner and new ideas can be tested.
How does it work?
To initiate a mentoring session, a mentee should proactively organise a meeting with an ALTA mentor in advance during or after the ALTA workshop.
Step 1: Choose a mentor from the ALTA mentor list.
Step 2: Contact him/her via an email or Slack channel of the workshop.
Step 3: Organise a mentoring session either virtually (e.g., Zoom, Kumospace or Slack) or in person.
Boundaries of the mentor relationship
Professional and ethical behaviour is expected at all times in a mentor relationship. A mentor and a mentee should treat the relationship with respect and maintain privacy/confidentiality of conversations. It is important that the mentee makes his/her own decisions and is responsible for his/her own actions.
Mentoring list is TBD.
*Mentors: When you are no longer accepting mentees, send an email to email@example.com to have your status updated.
If you have any questions regarding the ALTA mentoring program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.