Mentor Information

The Link Mentorship Program

Become a Mentor

As a mentor, you volunteer a few hours per month to support your mentee

LINK Mentors are men and women with 10+ years experience who wish to help young women grow professionally. They have experience in getting ahead in the professional world, coping with work/life balance, and navigating career challenges. They are established leaders, whether at work or within the community. They have held various positions, in different contexts and can relate to the issues confronting aspiring young women.

Register as MENTOR

Why join?

Personal satisfaction in helping someone grow professionally
Learn from your mentee
Build new relationships with fellow LINK mentors
Receive recognition

How to Join

Step 1: Complete & submit the mentor application form (to be completed in one sitting)

Mentor Registration

Step 2: The LINK team will match you with a suitable mentee based on your expressed interests and qualities.

Step 3: Once we find you a suitable match, you will attend our group orientation training to prepare the ground for your mentoring relationship.

Get Started: After your first meeting with your mentee, you will sign a ‘Mentoring Agreement’ with her in order for expectations to be understood and so that a clear commitment is undertaken by both.

During the 9 month mentoring relationship:

  • You will be asked to fill a few brief quarterly assessments so that The LINK may monitor the progress of your relationship.
  • We encourage you to attend the gatherings organized by the ameliorate group in order to share your experience and further the learning process.
  • If things do not work out with your current mentee we can always re-assign you to a new mentee if you wish.

BEING A MENTOR

For a successful mentoring relationship, it is important for the mentor to:

  1. Support the mentee’s development of professional and interpersonal competencies through strategic questioning, goal setting, and planning
  2. Agree to, and schedule uninterrupted time with your mentee
  3. Create a supportive and trusting environment
  4. Listen actively and act as a sounding board
  5. Openly and honestly share “lessons learned” from your own experience
  6. Provide helpful and constructive feedback
  7. Encourage your mentee by giving them genuine positive reinforcement
  8. Seek assistance if questions arise that you cannot answer

To be an effective mentor with THE LINK, you need to:

  1. Be credible
  2. Be a positive role model
  3. Have the desire to help
  4. Be motivated to continue developing and growing
  5. Provide a fresh perspective (non-judgmental)
  6. Share your experiences and insights
  7. Be willing to allocate approximately 2-4 hours a month to the mentoring relationship over the course of the 9-months mentoring program
  8. Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program
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