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Developing a Relationship with Your Mentee

While every mentoring relationship progresses at its own pace, many experience common stages. This module explains the stages of a mentoring relationship and how to deal with challenges that may arise. It also helps you determine when to seek additional support from your mentoring program coordinator. By developing a basic understanding of the common stages of mentoring relationships, you will be better equipped to work with your mentee. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common stages of a mentoring relationship
  • Understand the perspective of the mentee and the mentor during each stage
  • Identify ways to navigate through predictable challenges
  • Understand the supportive role that your mentoring program staff play

This training module is designed to complement the in-person mentor training that your mentoring program provides. We strongly encourage you to work closely with your mentoring program coordinator to understand your mentee