This toolkit is designed to assist mentors and mentees as they establish and maintain a productive mentoring relationship. It is designed to meet the following expectations of a mentoring relationship:

  1. Understand the qualities that lead to success.
    • What makes a great mentor?
    • What are my skills and needs?
  2. Clarify roles and responsibilities.
    • What does my mentor or mentee expect of me?
    • Are the roles clear and responsibilities reasonable?
  3. Set realistic goals and develop a plan.
    • Is my Individual Development Plan “SMART?”
    • Have we created an achievable plan and timeline?
  4. Develop a schedule for meetings and have an agenda.
    • Is communication in person, by email or phone?
    • Does each meeting have an agenda?
  5. Establish evaluation and feedback plans.

Mentoring Toolkit