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Mentoring is a learning relationship, involving the sharing of skills, knowledge, and expertise between a mentor and mentee through developmental conversations, experience sharing, and role modelling. The relationship may cover a variety of contexts, and is an inclusive two-way partnership for mutual learning that values differences. (EMCC)

A mentor acts as a guide and adviser at various stages in someone‚Äôs career, so a mentor and mentee are usually from within the same professional group. Mentors should be conscious of their own biases, mentoring competence and preconceived ideas. In order to be self-aware, reflective practice is needed e.g. reflective journal. Mentoring usually follows the following four processes:

  • Confirming the personal goals (these can change over time)
  • Encouraging self-management of learning
  • Providing support in moving towards the goals
  • Assisting the evaluation of success and learning (Parsloe and Leedham, 2009)

Ethical guidelines and resources

EMCC Global Code of Ethics for coaches, mentors and supervisors

BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct

HCPC Standards of Conduct Performance and ethics

Mentoring frameworks

NGO GROW model sample questions and scenarios

The 5 Cs Model of Mentoring (Keele University Resource)

The OSKAR Coaching Model

The CLEAR Model (Peter Hawkins)

Mentor Competence Framework

EMCC Global Competence Framework for coaches and mentors

The EMCC identifies eight core competence categories for mentors:

  1. Understanding self
  2. Commitment to self development
  3. Managing the contract
  4. Building the relationship
  5. Enabling insight and learning
  6. Outcome and action orientation
  7. Use of models and techinques
  8. Evaluation

Being a mentee

The Scaife self-assessment schedule for mentees

AOMP Toolkit for Mentees

What mentors wish their mentees knew (Harvard Business Review)


Sample mentoring contract (Soni, 2023)

Academy of Medical Sciences Mentoring Contract

Lancaster University example mentoring contract