Each mentoring relationship is different, so closure conversations will vary depending on the needs and personalities of the mentor and mentee. However, to reap the full benefits, your closure conversations should contain four elements: what you’ve learned (coming to a learning conclusion), how you will apply what you’ve learned (integrating learning), celebration and appreciation, and redefining of the relationship. Your closure conversation can take place over the course of a number of meetings or in a single meeting.
Coming to a Learning Conclusion
A learning conclusion is a highly focused and reflective discussion centering on the specific learning you have taken away from the mentoring experience. Even if the ...