Florida Public Health Training Center Online Mentor Program

The Mentee Experience

Roles of a Mentee

As a mentee, it is expected that you demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Eagerness to learn.
  • Respect for the mentor’s expertise.
  • Flexibility and understanding of the mentor’s other commitments.
  • Promptness for all meetings.
  • Provision of feedback, even if none is requested.
  • Appreciation of mentor’s time and interest.

Responsibilities of a Mentee

As a mentee, it is expected that you will assume the following tasks:

  • Initiate contact with your mentor.
  • Exchange additional contact information with your mentor (i.e., office phone, cell phone, e-mail).
  • Arrange to meet (i.e., face-to-face, by telephone, or virtually) with your mentor for a minimum of 12 contact hours during the mentorship experience.
  • Prepare and send an updated resume to be reviewed by your mentor.
  • Share your Professional Development Action Plan and discuss or align some of these goals with your mentor.
  • Participate in on-going discussions with other participants in the program (online forums).
  • View supplemental tutorials and resources (online).
  • Complete a minimum of 3 contact hours of professional development courses, opportunities, and/or trainings external to the program.

NOTE: Either the mentor or mentee can elect to end the relationship on a no-fault basis for any reason or for no reason at all. Please inform the FPHTC Online Mentor Program Coordinator when a mentor-mentee relationship needs to be modified or terminated.

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