Tips for Meeting with a Mentor
If you are interested in tips on how to find a mentor, you can find at least seventeen proven ideas on the Find a Mentor pages of Peer Resources.|
The following tips are for persons who have already selected a mentor or who have been matched with a mentor. They are based on my personal experience both as a mentor and a partner and on research I have done on successful mentoring.
For an inexpensive booklet on to how to make the most out of your mentoring relationship, we recommend Ida Abbott's pamphlet, Working with a Mentor: 50 Practical Suggestions for Success.|
This booklet includes ideas about how to acquire the advice, support and learning you need to optimize the benefits of your mentoring relationship. The author has extensive experience in workplace relations, employee retention and the creation of successful mentoring programs. Although she specializes in helping law firms establish mentoring programs, this booklet was written for a broader audience and can be applied to virtually all settings.
The booklet is available from The Associaton for Legal Career Professionals (NALP), 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20009-1066; Tel: (202) 667-1666; Fax: (202) 265-6735.