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.