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Ideas for Staying Engaged in the Mentoring Process

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There are so many ways to keep in touch these days, and many ways to stay engaged in the mentoring process. Here are a few ideas:

  • Go through the Mentoring Program Desk Reference Guide together.
  • Consider a set meeting or check-in time.
  • Utilize different forms of communication such as face-to-face, online, phone, text and email.
  • Establish what type of communication is best for both Mentor and Mentee.
  • Invite your Mentee for a tour of your county office.
  • Meet an Extension Specialist together.
  • Allow your Mentee to job shadow for a day.
  • Do a farm or site visit together.
  • Invite your Mentor to observe one of your activities or programs.
  • Team up to teach a workshop, field day or class together.
  • Plan an office day to go over ERS questions, Extension procedures, or other desk-based tasks.
  • Carpool to meetings, events and programs.
  • Plan to sit together at a meeting, event or program.
  • Meet for informal conversations over lunch or a morning coffee.

Check out these links for some inspiration and ideas for topics to discuss: