From Norman H. Cohen (2003) for Using Reflective Practices in a Virtual Mentoring Office
The image above is an example of how a formal mentoring experience might be structured with specific behaviors expected from both the mentor and mentee. In a virtual mentoring office the mentee, through reflective practice, has the opportunity engage in similar behaviors.
As you read the following 5 statements based on Cohen’s (2003) characteristics of an informed mentee, rate yourself on your ability to take part in reflective practices in a virtual mentoring environment.
1. Relationship (Trust)
2. Informative (Advice)
3. Facilitative (Alternative)
4. Confrontive (Challenge)
5. Mentee Vision (Initiative)
Review your responses. What does this reveal to you? Jot down new insights in a few paragraphs in your journal.