Mentorship Program Code of Conduct
Whether you are a Mentor or a Mentee or both, the MN WIFT Mentorship Program is an opportunity for members to connect and lift each other up with a spirit of generosity and strength.
The following Code of Conduct defines the behaviors and roles expected of participants in the MN WIFT Mentorship Program.
Both the Mentor and Mentee agree that this Program is not an internship or job.
The Mentor and Mentee agree to establish a mutually agreed-upon structure and format for their meetings; this includes the number of meetings, days/times of meetings, and where/how the meetings will take place.
Mentors and Mentees agree to connect at least twice per month.
The Mentor and Mentee acknowledge that their partnership is unique and that there are a variety of different approaches to Mentoring.
The Mentee is responsible for managing their own learning, identifying and achieving goals, and using the Mentor as a support for this learning.
The Mentee should respect the Mentor as a support to their development, taking into consideration the Mentor’s personal experiences, work-related knowledge, and the fact that the Mentor is a volunteer in the program.
The Mentee demonstrates respect for the variety of different approaches to Mentoring and other individual mentoring methods.
It is the primary responsibility of the Mentor to provide support to the Mentees in their personal and career development.
The Mentor will use their personal experience and knowledge to meet the needs of the Mentee while suggesting additional references or resources where they may not have relevant knowledge or experience.
Mentors and Mentees should maintain confidentiality through the program as well as once the program has ended, excepting, however, that Mentors and Mentees may report any breach of this Code of Conduct to the MN WIFT Programs Chair.
Mentors and Mentees will respect personal boundaries to ensure preserved privacy and promote a healthy balance in the relationship.
If at any point a Mentor or Mentee violates the basic terms of the MN WIFT Mentorship Code of Conduct, they will be removed from the program and ineligible for future MN WIFT Mentorship Program.