Sample Agreement - MentorME

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. Depending on the issue/problem/need, not all mentoring relationships will need an agreement.

You give yourself and your partner an advantage by creating a mentoring agreement at the beginning of the relationship. This agreement provides a concrete foundation for what you wish to accomplish through the mentoring relationship.

It also helps you both manage expectations and clearly define your commitments. A good agreement provides the framework for the scope of the relationship and acts as a contract between the mentee and mentor.

Things to think about

  • The mentee’s needs and goals
  • Areas of the relationship that the mentee and/or mentor want to remain confidential
  • A schedule for contact
  • Ways for both the mentee and mentor to monitor progress, if necessary

Samples of Mentoring Agreements