Step 7: Reminders

Commitment and availability to attend formal workshops is , in our experience, variable and we therefore offer one workshop per rotation, plus ad-hoc supervision when required. To stay aware of any problems potentially arising during the mentoring relationships, it is important that the organisers are seen as approachable and accessible. We send regular (every 6-12 weeks) ‘how-is-it-going?’ e-mails, so that participants feel heard and can report any concerns.

 

Suggested e-mails:

 

Dear mentor,

It’s now 2 months into the mentoring programme.  As your supervisor, I’d like to check in to see if you have managed to form a mentoring relationship and if there are any issues that you may wish to discuss.  I would also like to remind you that there is a Peer Mentoring Workshop on (time / location).  This would be an opportunity to consolidate your mentoring skills and for group supervision.

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Dear mentee,

It’s now 2 months into the mentoring programme.  I’d like to check in to see if you have managed to form a mentoring relationship and if there are any issues that you may wish to highlight in the meantime.  We hope you have found this mentoring programme helpful in your training.  However, if there are anything you have comments or ideas of how we can improve our programme, please do let us know.  We will be sending out formal evaluation form at the end of this programme.

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