Operational model

  1. Meeting

    Meeting

    Provide time and a safe space for both mentor and mentee to get to know one another.

  2. Preparing

    Preparing

    Ensure expectations of the mentoring relationship are agreed on from the early stages of the mentoring relationship.

  3. Listening

    Listening

    Allow significant time for the mentee to be listened to.

  4. Standing Alongside

    Standing Alongside

    Develop a model in which the mentor stands alongside while the mentee guides her own support.

  5. Ending

    Ending

    Talk about the appropriate way to end the peer mentoring relationship.

  6. Support Planning

    Support Planning

    Explore creative ways to plan support and set goals.