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What are the responsibilities involved with being a mentor or a mentee?

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Effective relationships in mentoring are essential to ensuring a successful experience and outcome.  The principle of creating a mentoring relationship may seem obvious. However, to ensure that both parties have a valuable and enjoyable experience, both mentor and mentee should be aware of their responsibilities within the relationship.

Joint Roles and Responsibilities

Both mentor and mentee should ensure that they:


Roles and responsibilities of the mentor

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

Steven Spielberg

A mentor should ensure that they:


Roles and responsibilities of the mentee

 “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”

John C Crosby

A mentee should ensure that they:

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