There are various reasons for a mentoring relationship not working well, from personality differences to simply pressure of time. It is important to remember that the mentor/mentee relationship is purely voluntary and neither is under any obligation to continue it. So a mentoring relationship should include a 'no fault divorce' clause. If either individual wishes to terminate the arrangement she should contact their regional mentoring administrator who will arrange for the mentee to be introduced to a new mentor.
Sharing the learning
Confidentiality is an essential
element in the management of a successful mentoring relationship.
At the same time feedback is an important part of managing an
effective mentoring scheme, in order to provide the most
appropriate support and structure. WiP is planning to introduce an
annual feedback and review process, by asking mentors and mentees
to complete a simple, non-attributed questionnaire.
Who do I contact for further information?
If you would like further information about how WiP mentoring works, please contact Fiona Alfred E: firstname.lastname@example.org or your local mentoring co-ordinator.