Scheme steps

Consider this eight-step process for setting up a mentoring scheme.

Step 1 - Decide and finalise scheme objectives.

Step 2 - Work out the operational details of your scheme – determine stakeholders and gatekeepers.

Step 3 - Define the extent of the mentor’s role and attributes required.

Step 4 - Establish a mentor training programme.

Step 5 - Match mentors to mentees.

Step 6 - Develop a handbook that outlines the mentoring process.

Step 7 - Develop a methodology and plan for scheme monitoring and evaluation.

Step 8 - Review your scheme annually.

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