Today's post explores questions you as a mentoring partnership may be wanting to ask along the way:
At the start:
What is the ptoteges focus for the mentoring? What does he/she hope to get out of the experience?
What are each one of your expectations of the process? Of each other?
What is the protege looking for - advice, stories, feedback?
What's working well? What needs a change/to be tweaked?
What's been achieved?
What's been the key learning for the mentor? Protege?
What further areas do you want to explore?
End of process:
What has been key learning and achievements (for both mentor and protege)
What are the next steps on the part of the progege to keep this alive?
What recommendations and best practices do you have and want to share with future cohorts?
What other questions do you think would be useful to include at the various mentoring evaluation points?
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Potentials Realized: Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching(Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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