1. The Mentee Role
| Roles and Responsibilities
• Sets out to achieve new skills and knowledge to apply to their career.
• Seeks guidance and advice in their professional development.
• Proactive in the relationship.
• Shows ability and desire to learn new skills.
• Accepts responsibility for own development, decisions and actions.
• Takes on new challenges and carries out tasks and projects at agreed times.
• Accepts advice and provides Mentor with feedback.
• Available and open.
• Demonstrates his or her commitment in the relationship
• Interested in leaning.
• Open and prepared to accept criticism and feedback.
• Prepared to invest time and effort in the relationship.
• Expectations and needs are clear.
• Ability to listen and communicate.
• Performs well and is motivated.
• Receptive and candid attitude.
• Interested in sharing professional concerns.
• Integrity and confidentiality.
• Enlightened view, advice, encouragement and support.
• Development of new professional and personal skills.
• Development of professional skills and confidence.
• Understanding of organisational culture and the unwritten rules.
• Chance to broaden professional networks.
• Exposure to styles of leadership and management.
• Sharing experiences and know-how.
• Easier integration into organisation.
• Increased potential for career mobility and promotion.
• Empowerment over their own career.
• Supportive environment where strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures can be evaluated.
• Potential for increased visibility within the organisation.
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