Speech_bubbles_two  Start a Mentorship: The initial meeting

The first meeting is to get to know each other and to clarify basic questions about the mentorship, in particular: 

  • For what period of time is the mentorship planned? 
  • How many meetings should there be in the period? 
  • What kind and frequency of contact is fine for both sides?

We recommend to agree right at the first meeting also a rough content plan for the following meetings. The topics arise thereby from the application details of the mentee and the offers of the mentor.

Important: Mentees should make notes on the discussed agreements right away. They will need these for the mentorship agreement.

Document Mentorship Agreement

The agreements discussed at the initial meeting are transcribed by the mentee into the "Mentorship Agreement" which is only available to them. It can be found in the "Mentoring" profile area as soon as a mentorship request has been positively answered by the mentor. The agreement is saved in the system by the mentee and then sent to the mentor for approval. Mentors get informed by the system that this step is now necessary for them.

If both sides have agreed, you are officially in a mentorship together. Of course the mentorship agreement can be changed and adjusted at any time with mutual consent.

Play  During the mentorship

Mentees are mainly responsible for finding appointments as well as for actively contributing questions and topics. Mentees thus take a very active role and thus contribute decisively to the success of the mentorship.

Appointments are suggested by the mentees via the mentoring platform and are confirmed there by the mentor. After the appointments have taken place, the participation can be confirmed in their own profile. 

Suggestions for topics and questions can be found here

If there are changes in the course of time that make it necessary to deviate, the mentoring agreement should be updated and reconfirmed by both parties. 

After every confirmed meeting as well as in case of longer inactivity you will receive an automated email request asking for feedback. 

All activity on the site will be recorded as achievements in your profile.

Thank you flowers  End mentorship

It is important for both parties that a mentorship is officially ended, even if you should stay in contact beyond that. For this purpose, we recommend a final meeting defined as such. 

You will receive after the completion of a mentorship a confirmation of participation, which you can downloadin the profile section "Mentoring".  This remains stored and is available for download at any time.