This summary has been developed by Alberta Mentoring Partnership.

Success in a mentoring relationship is undeniably influenced by the individuals who are matched with each other. Making a successful match requires thought and a variety of considerations.

Key points on the topic: 

  1. Establish criteria for how mentors and mentees will be matched. These may include shared interests, location and travel, and cultural background or gender.
  2. Determine the needs and personal preferences of both the mentor and mentee. Take into consideration personalities, life experiences, interests and cultural background.
  3. Have a trained staff person who can assist with the challenges mentors may face and work through requests for a new match if the relationship does not work out.


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