How do you go about planning a meaningful closure experience? Ideally, planning for closure should take place while you are “doing the work,” if not before. Ask your mentor what he would like to take away from the closure experience and talk about your hopes and expectations for closure. Discuss the following questions: What would we ideally like to see happen when our mentoring relationship comes to an end? How do we want to celebrate our success? What would make it meaningful? What might get in our way of coming to a positive closure experience? Once you’ve determined the outcomes you both want, talk about the process and planning.
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