Mentorship Program - Mentee


  1. Definition
  2. Program Structure
  3. Supporting Documents
  1. Definition: 

Mentorship refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced person to help a less experienced person develop in a specified capacity. In the present context, this will usually result in the person being mentored to have more refined skills as a quality professional, be better prepared to sit for certification (CPHQ), or prepare professionally to seek elected or appointed office, or all.

A Mentor is an individual experienced in quality principles and practice who can help guide another's individual development within the field of quality.

A Mentee is an individual seeking mentorship by a qualified person to meet specified learning objectives.

  1. Program Structure:
  1. Mentee’s Duties
    1. Prepare a mentorship application
    2. Prepare for, comply with and perform follow up activities as agreed upon with the Mentor
    3. Execute the Mentorship Commitment Agreement
    4. Complete an evaluation of the mentorship experience after each session (See Sample Evaluation Format)

  2. TAHQ Mentorship Committee

A Mentorship Committee provides oversight of the program and evaluates the match between the mentor and mentee.  The focus is to ensure that the mentor is qualified by experience and knowledge, as provided on their application, to provide the mentee with the information and assistance they are seeking.

  1.   Mentorship Planning

    1. Developing the mentorship plan requires a dialog between the mentor and mentee.  The process begins with a review of the mentorship objectives the mentee provided in their application.  These are ordinarily expressed in very broad terms and the mentee often has a base knowledge of the subject area but desires growth and development in the underlying principles associated with the subject matter or the finer points of putting the processes and knowledge into use.
    2. The mentorship plan is developed by the mentor, in consultation with the mentee.  The plan will have the session objectives, specific “lesson”, time and date, resources to be used, methodology for the “lesson”, and how the material will be applied in the mentee’s work or professional setting.
  1. Mentorship Evaluation
    1. At the conclusion of the mentorship, or at intervals selected by the mentor/mentee, their experience is to be evaluated.
    2. A form for this purpose is developed by the mentor, based upon the sessions, and is provided to the mentee for completion.  This completed form is provided to the TAHQ Mentorship Committee.
  1. Table of Supporting Documents


Description and Use

1. Mentee Application

Describes the learning objective(s) and/or goal(s) of a prospective mentee in a format able to be matched to the qualifications of an approved mentor from the TAHQ Mentor Bank.

2. Mentorship Commitment Agreement

Secures the authenticated acceptance of a formal relationship and objective(s) for spending the time and energy in a mentorship relationship





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