When moving towards intentional mentoring relationships a good place to start is by creating the culture or climate for Mentoring to occur.
To assist with this structure some create policies, ground rules or agreements to support the success of a mentoring partnership.
In her book Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education : A Reflective Approach, Marilyn Chu(2014) dedicates the first chapter to understanding the structure and dispositions needed to create learning partnerships.
What would your lists of agreements be?
- Give respect to others.
- Recognize power differences.
- Listen, pause,and allow others to speak.
- Add your own….