DCU Mentoring Scheme - FAQ
How much time must I commit to the mentoring scheme?
The expectation of the DCU Mentoring Scheme is that the mentoring pairs will normally meet once a month for one hour over a 12-month period. The frequency can be agreed to be a two-hour meeting every two months if both the mentor and mentee would prefer this option. In either case, the total number of mentoring hours will be about 12.
In the case of the mentor, the only additional time to add to this would be a two-hour training programme and a requirement about every six months to complete short evaluations of the mentoring scheme and process. There will be occasional invitations to social get-togethers to celebrate the achievements of the mentoring scheme.
In the case of the mentee, in addition to the 12 hours of mentoring conversations, the training programme and the time taken to complete evaluations, the expectation would be that mentees would commit themselves to reflection time in advance of each mentoring session. They will also be invited to participate in mentoring circles.