Click here to view PROPEL’s mentor handbook, which contains program information and policies, as well as tips for effective mentoring.

The following links contain resources, tips, and thought-provoking reading material you may find helpful to build and maintain a positive and productive  relationship with your mentee. While we make reasonable effort to keep the links updated, PROPEL is not responsible for external content.

Education Northwest is a good place to start, as it offers a variety of mentor training and relationship support resources.

General Tips
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mentors
10 Ideas for Building Meaningful Mentoring Relationships
Experts Offer Tips on How to Be a Better Mentor
Nature‘s Guide for Mentoring
The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Mentor (Workplace-focused)
What Are the Most Important Attributes of a Successful Mentor and Protege Relationship?
University at Albany Mentoring Best Practices Handbook

Active Listening
Become a Better Listener
The 8 Principal Problems of Effective Listening

Conversation Starters and Activities
101 Important Questions to Ask Yourself (Or Your Mentee!)
Strengths-Based Career Activities and Exercises
Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success (.PDF)

College Retention
Interview with Author of Book on College’s “Hidden Curriculum”

Relationship Development
How to Build Trust in Mentoring Relationships

Troubleshooting (Note: if you are unsure about how to deal with a concern that arises regarding your mentoring relationship, please consult with PROPEL staff)
Sticky Situations in Mentoring Relationships

There are also many books on mentoring that may be of interest to you. Some bestsellers available for purchase or at local libraries include:

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults…by Sharon Daloz Parks

Handbook of Youth Mentoring, DuBois and Karcher, eds.

Mentoring 101 by John C. Maxwell

The Mentor’s Guide by Lois J. Zachary