Finding A Mentor

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to confidentially share information with and gain insight from someone with a wealth of experience who is willing to share their experiences with you?  That’s exactly what a mentoring relationship is all about.  As you think about finding a mentor, consider these questions to help direct what you would like to get out of a mentoring relationship.  If you’re ready to get started, just click here to fill out your profile and the Boston Chapter will match you up with a mentor.  But first, we suggest reviewing the information below to help fill out your profile in order to get the most out of your mentoring relationship.

What you get out of a mentoring relationship

Mentees have opportunities to interact with mentors in a confidential, non-judgmental and non-threatening environment. Mentees receive guidance and encouragement, which increases motivation, acquire knowledge and skills, and receive one-on-one feedback. Mentees can test ideas and talk openly to a mentor, something they cannot do with most managers.

Think about these things going into a relationship

Expectations of a mentee (that’s you!)

As a mentee, it is your responsibility to take ownership of your learning and development needs. Prior to the start of the relationship, you should assess your areas of strength as well as what you consider to be your development needs.  This lets you establish a mentoring plan and make it easier for a mentor to undersand your goals.

Mentees are expected to:

Mentees are not expected to:

If you’re ready to get started, click here to fill out your mentee profile.  Once you do, ISPE will match you up with a mentor.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions for Mentees


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