mentor: (noun) an experienced and trusted adviser.
mentoring: (verb) advise and train someone.
Broadly speaking the Oxford Dictionary offers an adequate definition of mentoring. But in practice Australian organisations employ a broad spectrum of mentoring approaches.
Developmental Mentoring, supported by consultancies such as Horizons Unlimited, tends toward the latter end of the spectrum. The focus is on the personal development of the mentee. The hierarchical status of mentor is not as significant as the learning potential he or she has to offer.
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