A Mentee’s Responsibilities

8th November 2016 by Become Better

A common misconception is that a being mentee is a passive role, when quite the opposite is true. For a mentoring relationship to flourish, it is down to the mentee to be the driving force in the relationship. The mentee must assume the initiative to seek out and engage his or her mentor to secure the training or advice he or she needs.

Moreover, it's the responsibility of the mentee to input into mentoring sessions. This means actively contributing to discussions, offering opinions and coming up with creative ideas for further sessions and training.

In between sessions the onus is also on the mentee to practice, train or study in order to have progress to report back to the mentor at the next catch-up.