How to be an Effective Mentor
Are you a good mentor? Do you make yourself available to your mentee? Do you provide guidance and constructive feedback? Are you willing to share your knowledge and expertise? Do you celebrate your mentees victories?
Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a mentor will assist you in being the best mentor to your mentee. Georgia CTSA TEAMS mentors are encouraged to read Nature’s Guide for Mentors and take the Mentoring Competency Assessment (MCA), a validated tool designed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Additional mentor self-reflection templates are listed below:
After you have done some self-reflection, it is important to know what will be expected of you from your mentee. Please read through Common Expections of Mentors developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Additional articles on how to be an effective mentor are listed below:
- 7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor3
- What Makes a Good Mentor4
- Practical Suggestions for Mentoring a Faculty Colleague4
- A Mentoring Manifesto5
Tools developed by:
University of California-Davis
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jason DeMers, Inc.
University of North Carolina
Kelly Ann Rockquemore - Inside Higher Ed