Has the desire and ability to help less experienced people.
Sees solutions and opportunities that can help Mentees plan and orchestrate their goals and cope with challenges.
Can stimulate a Mentee's thinking and reflection and will commit to timely communication with the Mentor.
Actively listens with an open-mind and without judgement.
Is empathetic to the experiences and difficulties of a Mentee.
Gains satisfaction in building up the self-worth of a colleague or new professional.
Assists their Mentee through networking and exploring new connections on behalf of their Mentee.
Practiced leadership and interpersonal skills through coaching and communication.
Will contribute to the long-term growth of their industry.
Can provide a fresh perspective on work-related practices.
Being A Mentee
Has reached a point in their career where they could benefit from additional skills, develop deeper industry knowledge, acquire new approaches in municipal government, and grow a connection base that will broaden their industry exposure.
They are a self-directed learner, take initiative, solicits and accepts constructive feedback.
They want to explore their interests, values, strengths, and career goals.
Are able to accept feedback from a mentor and demonstrate appreciation for their suggestion.
Are open-minded and show interest in new perspectives.
Have a willingness to be present and active (i.e. in meetings, on the phone, in email responses).
Have the ability to use tact in communicating a difference of opinion.