There are questions you should ask yourself before you embark on mentoring:
Why do you think mentoring is needed?
What do you expect of mentoring?
How will mentoring make a difference?
Where will the results of mentoring improve outcomes, and how will you know?
Having clear answers to these questions from the outset will sharpen the focus of mentoring, increase the likelihood of success and provide the basis of evaluating your mentoring initiative.
With ever-increasing demands on resources, it is critical that mentoring is shown to have a positive impact on the organisation that invests in it and the people involved. So you need to plan how you will evaluate from the beginning.
During the strategy development phase you need to identify: