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How to Give Back to Your Mentor

By Joshua Bowen and Chaveso Cook, Harvard Business Review During a recent phone call, a long-distance mentee asked one of us a familiar question: “Josh, how do I make our relationship more reciprocal? I feel like you’ve helped so much with my career, but I have nothing to offer in return.” We’ve found, among our […]

“It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon:” A mixed-method study of mentoring during COVID-19

Marino, C., Gaboardi, M., Kaufman, M. R., Bonichini, S., Bergamin, M., Canale, N., & Santinello, (2022). “It is not necessary to organize a trip to the moon”: A mixed method study with mentors in the Italian Mentor-UP program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2070993 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Italy was […]

Assessing mentoring interventions for youth with ASD by adults with ASD

Gunty, K. Y., Weiler, L., Keyzers, A., & Hudock, R. (2022). Assessing need and acceptability of a youth mentoring intervention for adolescents with autism by adults with autism. 2(2). Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although families of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate high levels of family coping, they still experience high levels […]

[Webinar] Expectations and Boundaries: Helping mentors approach the “toughest kids” in the best ways

Date: Apr 21, 2022, 01:00 PM EST Although many people sign up to become mentors to form intimate bonds and make a positive change,  they eventually face obstacles that challenge their initial expectations. Join MENTOR for a conversation on establishing realistic expectations and boundaries in mentorships, and how powersharing in developmental relationships, complex trauma, implicit […]

New study identifies predictors of youth mentorship termination

Lyons, M. D., & Edwards, K. D. (2022). Strategies for monitoring mentoring relationship quality to predict early program dropout. American Journal of Community Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12585 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Despite the popularity of mentoring in America, many studies on these interventions have small to moderate effect sizes. Assessment data have the potential […]

[Webinar] Helping Mentees to Set and Achieve Goals

Date: Mar 17, 2022 01:00 PM EST Guiding mentees with setting and achieving goals play an important role in mentorships. Join this workshop to learn how to a) implement innovative approaches for helping mentees with making & achieving their goals and b) retrieve various goal-setting exercises and models This live webinar will be recorded and […]

What are mentor & mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring? New study has answers

Lyon, K. A., Holroyd, H., Malette, N., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S. K. (2022). Owning the conversation: Mentor and mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2030187 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring is mutually beneficial for mentors and mentees, many studies assess structured versions of this relationship […]

The Best Mentorships Help Both People Grow

By David Nour, Harvard Business Review Summary. A transformational mentorship is a relationship that offers something powerful to both the mentee and the mentor. As a mentee, the trick to fully engaging your mentor lies in finding the right person: someone with whom you can build a relaxed, inspiring camaraderie, driven by curiosity as opposed […]

[Webinar] Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ Standard 4: Matching

Date: January 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Matching is a critical process in establishing effective mentoring relationships. Join Aristede Hill to learn about a) the purpose of mentoring matches, b) the compatibility considerations for program practices, c) the requirements of forming long-lasting mentorships, and d) the cultural competencies needed to support mentoring pairs. […]

10 Quick Ideas for Becoming a More Effective Mentee

By Shana Campbell and Ryan MacTaggart, Educause Review Innumerable studies and books have been written, and many conversations have been had, about mentorship. In fact, the amount of information that is available on how to be an effective mentor is almost overwhelming. However, for those who are seeking a mentor, the experience can be different. […]