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Providing Pre-Match Training to Mentees Leads to More Realistic Expectations

Durham, NC (November 29, 2016)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Mentoring programs understand that effectively training their mentors before they enter into a mentoring relationship is vital to producing positive outcomes for both the mentee and their mentoring relationship. Pre-match mentor training helps to establish higher quality and more enduring matches.  However, mentoring programs might be overlooking an important opportunity to prevent possible relationship problems in that most do not require their mentees to be trained prior to meeting their mentors. Neglecting to provide pre-match mentee training may result in relationship problems that have been reported by some mentors, including communication challenges, unexpected and premature relationship termination, boundary violations, and misuses of power. [read more]
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