Mentoring can be considered a project. The learner is the manager and the advisor is a team member. The most important deliverable is a documented Individual Action Plan / Individual Development Plan (IAP/IDP). The advisor (as a subject material expert) provides guidance to the learner with respect to what elements should be listed in the IAP/IDP and designating the element as short term (1-3 years) or long term (5-20 years). Each element would be categorized as professional, leadership or career development. The advisor will also assist the learner with various methods that could assess the learn's competency.
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Goals Should Be: "SMART"
Plans Should Be:
Below are resources available on the web.
Department of Defensehttp://www.usuhs.mil/chr/idp.pdf
US Coast Guard
Great Leaders Blog
Institute of Industrial Engineers - IDP Template
HHS Center for Desease Control and Prevention
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense