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Mentoring—Career Development by Beverly Kaye, Ph. D., Devon Scheef

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Chapter . Types of Mentoring Programs

Mentoring can take at least three forms, and many variations of each are possible depending on the organization's needs. One-to-one mentoring uses mentoring partners, traditionally called protégés and mentors. Historically, this relationship was seen as rather patriarchal, with a powerful mentor responsible for guiding the career of a junior up-and-coming employee. The updated view of one-to-one mentoring is that of two partners, each with areas of expertise and contribution, who work together to achieve the development or learning goals of the protégé partner. The new view of one-to-one mentoring acknowledges that mentors often gain as much from the relationship as the protégés.

Group mentoring is a format ...

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