Better Understand the World

  • One way to enhance your learning is to receive the training and support you need by connecting regularly with your program staff. Their job is to talk with you about specific skills you’d like to hone. They can help coach you by providing feedback, new ideas, and suggestions. As you develop, you’ll be better equipped to help your mentee develop to his or her fullest potential.
  • Please note: Sometimes relationship conflict, low level of commitment, or confusion interfere with effectively exercising your skills in listening, encouraging, motivating, and better understanding your mentee and his or her world. You may need assistance to avoid the doubts that can result from bumps in the road. Seek program staff support to deal with challenges, so that you get into a flow in your relationship where the struggles and opportunities it presents and the skills you bring to the task are well aligned.