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mentoring

(1) A process whereby an experienced, highly regarded, empathic person (the mentor) guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and re-examination of his or her own ideas, learning, and personal and professional development. The mentor, who often (but not necessarily always) works in the same organisation or field as the mentee, achieves this by listening and talking in confidence to the mentee.
(2) A semi-structured process by which a more experienced senior doctor or other health professional assists a junior by offering advice, support and encouragement and acting as a role model.
(3) A generic term for the duties and activities carried out by a mentor.
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Although GE's mentoring program suggested that mentors change mentees every two years, the two continue their mentoring relationship outside of the formal program, calling each other whenever advice or an understanding ear is needed.
While the goals of mentoring programs are the same, how those goals are achieved vary from firm to firm.
The experience of mentoring makes veteran teachers feel good about themselves and gives them a greater sense of significance in their world (Carger, 1996).
This paper provides a) a brief review of the literature on teen pregnancy; b) identification and discussion of the essential components needed for an effective mentoring and support program for pregnant and parenting teens (based on the findings from the New Lives teen pregnancy study and other relevant literature); and c) summary and conclusions.
In community-based mentoring, volunteers from the community are matched with youth, with a general focus on building relationships and enhancing students' social activities.
When considering the personal and career development of women, mentoring relationships are regarded as critical, yet highly complex (Blake-Beard, 1999; Hubbard & Robinson, 1998; Sosik & Godshalk, 2000).
A semistructured pilot mentoring scheme was introduced, which would focus on providing support to a wide range of HeLIN members, including midcareer librarians who wanted support in restructuring their career or who were facing changing roles and tasks and needed help structuring their learning.
At Heathwood, mentors interview prospective new staff, work with new hires during their "work days" and prior to clinical and written exams, and attend quarterly mentoring meetings to discuss recruitment and training issues.
Mentoring has been talked about since 1995 but, this year, recruiters tell me that more candidates asked directly if the organization had a mentoring program.
Evidence that mentoring programmes can positively affect young people is now available from the national nonprofit organization Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) (www.
Whether it is an informal arrangement between two individuals or a formalized, structured program sanctioned by the organization, mentoring involves the provision of wise assistance by a mentor to a protege.

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