As a Western Seminary mentor you are a guide, a coach and a friend with a desire
to support a student’s growth, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Ideally, the mentor-mentee
relationship is comfortable, supportive and uplifting for both parties.
- Western Seminary posts an anonymous caption about you on a secure page on Western’s
website. The post is then available for both mentors and mentees to access.
mentee reads the profile and contacts you by email.
- You decide whether or not
to proceed and reply promptly.
- If you accept, it is up to you and the mentee
to determine the nature, topic, and length of meeting. If you do not respond
for 1-2 weeks, we encourage the mentee to continue their search.
- Complete our online mentoring registration form.
- Watch for a request from the mentee by email.
Mentoring is about developing a mutually satisfying relationship. Here are some suggestions
in forming a successful mentoring relationship:
- Be transparent.
- Create clear boundaries: establish expectations for your time together
Frequency of Meeting).
- Follow through with the established commitment, or communicate
- Be respectful: Listen to one another and remain engaged in conversation.
Most mentoring relationships are very successful. However, it is important to be
careful of the following roadblocks:
- Lack of Contact: Maintain communication. If you are no longer available to mentor, please
communicate your conflicts with the mentee.
- Lack of Focus: Remember the reasons
for each meeting- to act as a guide, coach and friend.
- Loss of Trust: Please do
not share the mentee’s personal information with others
unless given permission to do so.
- What are your goals for the future?
- What are you doing to help you achieve these goals?
- What are you doing that may be preventing
you from achieving these goals?
- What will you do to overcome these challenges?
- How can I help? Where else do you need help?
If you have questions of concerns, contact Jeff Mammen at email@example.com.