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ERIC Number: EJ1145737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Using Mentoring to Encourage Others (and Ourselves)
Pomerenk, Julia; Chermak, Heather
College and University, v92 n2 p31-36 Jun 2017
Given their multifaceted roles, mentors provide many benefits. They make themselves and their experiences available to others. They share their knowledge, expertise, skills, and insights. Mentors pay attention, and they help to strengthen one's abilities. Through their teaching and role modeling, their mentees develop leadership, communication, and motivational skills. The mentoring relationship depends upon trusted individuals who create a safe space for one's ideas. New perspectives are learned from mentors and from ourselves as we are prompted and supported to think out loud. We gain confidence in ourselves and in our knowledge and skills. Mentors build our professional network by introducing us to their peers and colleagues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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