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Mentoring is an effective way to take charge of your learning process.
As you find out what you need to know to have a successful and profitable business, which is what this program is about, you can use one or more mentors to help you develop the skills, attitudes and values that you need as a professional.
What is a mentoring relationship?
A mentoring relationship is a carefully planned strategy to assist you with your learning objectives.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is an experienced and very competent professional who is willing and able to spend time with you on a regular basis, to help you think about your professional activities, define ways to grow your professional attributes, and give you useful feedback about how you are doing.
Often a mentor is a more senior person in your industry (even a competitor), but that does not have to be the case. He/she could be a person from outside your association. The key is that the mentor has the professional attributes that you wish to develop, and is willing to participate.
A mentor can play a number of roles:
What makes mentoring rewarding to you and your mentor?
WHEN BOTH OF YOU CLEARLY UNDERSTANDS:
You should have these definitions before you approach someone about becoming your mentor, and the early meetings that you have will focus on clarifying those three things.
WHEN YOU AGREE ON AN ACTION PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES
WHEN YOU AND YOUR MENTOR HAVE A GOOD FIT IN PARTICULAR:
How do you get started?
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