MENTORSHIP TRAINING TOOLS
EVALUATING INCLUSIVE MENTORSHIP – 5 QUICK TIPS
Working inclusively in your program and with your participants also means mentoring with an inclusive mindset, open to the diverse needs of your staff while building a workspace where ideas can be shared, challenges can be discussed, and staff at all levels can support each other.
- Review how trust is created with staff at all levels in order to build an environment where successful mentorship is possible.
- Assess how new plans get set into motion, and how staff at all levels are encouraged to take initiative with new ideas and methods.
- Evaluate the environment and staff relationships – how staff at all levels engaged, sharing concerns and asking advice from one another.
- Understand that staff shouldn't feel judged, especially when reflecting on participant needs and evaluating situations that could have played out differently.
- Encourage feedback and implement relevant suggestions and ideas. Staff at all levels should know that their opinions are valued.
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