Time to Mentor

Finding and Making the TIME for Mentoring

THE KEY QUESTIONS for this section

  • How frequently should mentoring activities occur?
  • What is the best way to provide time for mentoring?
  • Will our mentors be full-time or will they have other work duties, too?
  • How can we estimate how much time is needed to effectively mentor?
  • Is there research about the impact of time available for mentoring and it’s impact on mentors’ effectiveness?
  • Should we and how could we measure how much time mentors give to mentoring?
  • How long will mentors serve?
  • If the mentor is released from some or all work duties to serve as a mentor, how will we facilitate a mentor’s eventual return to work full-time?