What is mentoring?
Mentoring, very broadly, is a trusting relationship between two or more people. Mentoring consists of a mentor and a mentee. The mentor and the mentee typically differ in respect to experiences, knowledge, and skills. The mentor facilitates—together with other resources—the development of the mentee through discussions, input, tasks, role modeling, sharing of personal and professional knowledge, and collaboration. Mentoring can assume many forms, can be done in multiple constellations (e.g., with more than one mentee), and can have very different goals. For Global Talent Mentoring, the overarching goal of mentoring is developing young talents to excellence. To achieve this goal, Global Talent Mentoring combines one-on-one mentoring relationships with (interdisciplinary) collaborative projects, the development of individual learning pathways, and networking in both small groups and the entire Global Talent Mentoring community.