Navigating different styles of mentoring

Janina Mercado
Janina Mercado
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Wow, you've nearly reached the end of the Mentor and Mentee Training Course!  There are just a couple more lessons that are geared towards levelling up your mentoring journeys.

We've learned that finding the perfect mentor-mentee relationship isn't always immediate. Eventually, there comes a stage where both sides may feel that they've reached the natural end to their journey - which is completely normal so don't let this discourage you.

When one door closes, another door opens with new possibilities. Take this as a chance for you to level up in your mentoring journey and explore different mentoring approaches with new people. 

By the end of this module, you'll:

  • Understand the importance of ending a mentoring relationship on a good note
  • Explore three different mentoring styles: Reverse Mentoring, Peer-Peer Mentoring and Group Mentoring
  • Discover valuable resources to help you take your mentoring journeys up a notch 

Navigating different styles of mentoring


Not all mentoring relationships are meant to be for life, but it's important to note that when you are matched, you'll do the best you can and try new things to make it work.

Mentoring comes in different shapes and sizes. Taking advantage of the different mentoring styles can help you work through ups and downs in your mentoring matches, as well as challenge traditional mentoring stereotypes in a way that ultimately empowers you to level up your mentoring experiences. 

Reflection task

Ask yourself: Which mentoring style would I be interested in trying out with my next match?

Top tip: Consider sharing this information with your Program Coordinator who can help find you a suitable match to out this into practice. 

In the next module, we'll explore the value of stepping up to become a mentor, and consider the type of mentor you might be.

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