How to Enhance your Mentoring Relationship: The Role of the Mentee



The process page shares three phases of learning: The beginning of the mentoring process, the middle, and the end.  Depending on where you are in the mentoring-mentee relationship, you can choose to engage in the learning resources as you see fit for your individual learning needs.

The Beginning Process

Iverson, A. & acmedsci. (2015, December 17). Preparing for your first mentoring meeting – a webinar with Dr. Amy Iverson. [Video file: 20:38 min.] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CnRHzg6VWY

Lauren, K. (2015, February 5). How to work with a mentor. [Video file: 10:49 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7_uAcl9D9o

Titus, A. & Chronus. (2017, May 15). Preparing for the first meeting with your mentor. [Video file; 1:58 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptFV9C2BkA


Rashid, B. (2017, May 2 ). 3 reasons why all great leaders have mentors and mentees. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianrashid/2017/05/02/3-reasons-all-great-leaders-have-mentors-and-mentees/#43f1ad4213f9


Neal, T. (2011, February 11). How to be a good mentee. Retrieved from https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/how-to-be-a-good-mentee

The Middle Process

Carmichael, E. (2018, March 5). True mentorship is not a one-way street. -Simon Sinek (@simonsinek). [Video file 12:32 min.]. retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR8dZqn8rZc

Stols, L. (2016, May 8). Mentoring series: The role of the mentee. [ Video file: 6:25 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIKps86x_MY

Burton V. (2017, March 4). 5 questions to ask a mentor. [Video file: 6:25 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpn8-JEVbQw

UWI – chsb. (2104, July 24). Mentee’s role in the mentoring relationship Webinar. [Video file: 50:20 min.]. retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZymvAuRj9Y

Martel, D. (2016, October 10). 5 questions you should never ask your mentor. [Video file: 6:45 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMFlWvBCYUE

Martel, D. (2017, March 6). How to talk to your mentor without feeling nervous. [Video file: 9:17]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAkoZx5qCKc

Wass, M. (2013, January 21). Building the mentoring relationship. [Video file: 7:50 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NG-YGGFWow

Provost, E. (2018, March). Structure, Goals, and Agenda. Retrieved from https://support.peoplegrove.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001265792-Structure-Goals-and-Agendas


Chopra, V. & Saint, S. (2017, November 2). What mentors wished their mentees knew. Harvard Business review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/11/what-mentors-wish-their-mentees-knew

Setty, R. (2017, December 6). 9 Characteristics of good mentoring relationships. HuffPost. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-setty/9-characteristics-of-a-good-mentoring-relationship_b_6674602.html

Insala. (2016, January 13). Top 10 tips for being a good mentee. Retrieved from http://www.insala.com/Articles/top-10-tips-for-being-a-good-mentee.asp

The End Process


theRBPgroup. (2016, May1). Ending a mentoring relationship. [Video file 37 sec.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdrh6I0RtPU

Hoffman, S. (2018, August 1). How to break up with your mentor. [Video file: 2;24 min.]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnfZ2uKY2QE


Provost, E. (2018, November). Concluding the formal mentorship. Retrieved from https://support.peoplegrove.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001279811-Concluding-the-formal-mentorship
Baton Rouge AIDS Society. (n.d.). How to end a mentoring relationship. (PDF)

Pestalozzi, N. (2016, January 28). Breaking up is hard to do. Perspectives: Insights from management Concepts. Retrieved from https://blogs.managementconcepts.com/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/#.XEoEL7xReHs

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