Formality of a Mentoring Program

The formality of a mentoring program should be based on the purpose of the program.

Formal

Formal programs are organized around the needs of the mentee. These programs identify specific expectations, activities, projected outcomes and a set duration in which the mentoring activities will be conducted. 

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Informal

Informal programs are also based on the purpose of the program however a looser structure enables participants to become involved and/or discontinue activities at their own convenience.

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