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Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring: How to Facilitate an Effective Mentoring Process, New and Revised Edition by Margo Murray

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Chapter Eight

Structuring the Mentor Role

Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection, and Rewards

The mentor role deserves your most careful attention, as the mentor's wholehearted participation is critical to the effectiveness of the mentoring relationship. Competence and commitment are the unequivocal characteristics of a successful mentor. Qualifying candidates for the mentor role must build from a foundation of being willing and able to help another person to grow. The types of capability and the nature of the commitment vary with each mentor-protégé relationship.

Many educational organizations are selecting mentors for both students and teachers. Their processes have the potential for tremendous impact on the participants, and for societal good. ...

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