Become a Mentor

Understanding your role and responsibilities within the mentor/mentee relationship will better enable you to reach all of your desired goals.

    Mentor Roles and Responsibilities

    Identifying Roles

    • Have a clear understanding of why you want to be a mentor
    • Mentor with a realistic assessment of your skills and experience

    Communicating Expectations

    • Have a clear understanding of your expectations for your mentee
    • Clearly communicate those expectations
    • Stay flexible in changing expectations or plans
    • Create goals with milestones and deliverables
    • Adapt your feedback to your mentee’s learning style
    • Be realistic about setting timelines

    Working Together

    • Advise, don’t dictate
    • Advise on what you know and admit the things you don’t know
    • Give good examples
    • Recognize your mentee’s weaknesses and build on his/her strengths
    • Offer constructive feedback
    • Evaluate progress
    • Be your mentee’s supporter when he/she reaches his/her goals
    • Be consistent and reliable

    Meeting Goals

    • After mentoring is completed, follow up on successes
    • Provide an evaluation of the experience
    • Repeat the mentoring process with others

    If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete this survey. Your response will allow us to match you appropriately with a mentee.

      Note: The program is intended for career development and strictly prohibits participants from marketing or soliciting for business reasons.


        For more information or questions about the program, please contact aspementor@aspe.org.