Mentor Matching

THE KEY QUESTIONS for this section

  • What are appropriate criteria for matching criteria?
  • How important is close proximity to the mentor?
  • Is it appropriate to match based on personality, working, learning, or philosophical styles?
  • What is an appropriate matching process?
  • What time line for matching do we need to follow?
  • Who should coordinate the matching process & communication?
  • Who has a valued view point on mentor skills and should have input on mentor-protege matching?
  • How many protégés can/should a mentor work with at the same time?
  • What proactive steps can be taken to avoid mismatches?
  • What should we do if a mismatch occurs?