So you’ve been asked to be a mentor for someone – that’s great! Maybe it’s an employee who’s approached you as part of an employee mentoring program in your organization or someone from outside who’s been referred to you for professional mentoring.
Career mentoring is a terrific way to support the growth, development and career progression of another, share your knowledge, skills and experience, and even extend your own network.
It can also help support your organization’s formal training and development programs with the goal to help your organization build a high-performing workforce and establish its talent as a competitive advantage.
But what exactly do you do as a career mentor? Here’s a list of some suggested training and mentoring activities that you and your mentee can use as inspiration:
There’s really no shortage of work mentoring activities you can do with your mentee. If you need more ideas, check out:
- 75 Things to Do with Your Mentee: Practical and Effective Development Ideas You Can Try
- Inspire and Be Inspired: 20 Mentor / Mentee Activities.
You can also find some great suggestions in Practical ways to foster development on the job.
The main goal is to identify activities that help your mentee achieve her learning and career development goals, and that suit both of your schedules, availability and work situation.
For more on how to be a good mentor, check out this infographic on What 30 Rock can teach you about mentoring.