If you would like to become a mentor, you can ask to join the Mentors group.It is a place where you can share information on how to be a good mentor and get feedback from fellow mentors.
If you want to find a mentor, you can join the Mentees group. It is a place where you can share information on how to find and benefit from a mentor.
Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.
Being a mentor
The role of a mentor is to provide a safe environment for their mentee to determine their personal and professional priorities and support the development of solutions to particular issues. The process includes adapting your personal style to empathise with your mentee, providing guidance without becoming personally involved and encouraging self-awareness and self-confidence through your experience and support. Being a mentor can help you see the world from a different point of view and provide access to a wider network of professionals.
Being a mentee
As a mentee, it is your role to drive the mentoring relationship by identifying the objective and the level and nature of the advice and support that you are seeking from your mentor. Be prepared to be challenged, listen and be listened to and be open to new ideas. The relationship is intended to empower you to develop your self-confidence and progress your career in the direction you choose whilst helping you grow your professional network. All meetings should be arranged in a safe, neutral public place.