Mentoring is broadly defined as a confidential one-to-one relationship in which an individual uses a more experienced person as a sounding board for guidance.
It is a protected, non-judgmental relationship, which facilitates a wide range of learning, experimentation and development. The relationship is built on mutual regard, trust and respect.
The mentor has a specific role when working with the individual they are mentoring (generally referred to as “mentee”), however the mentee also has their own roles and responsibilities.
These roles are explained in more detail in our Mentoring Guide.