The Group Mentoring Program is using a methodology for individual development that utilizes multiple experts (mentors) and multiple learners (mentees) in a group setting. Although structured as a group, learning is individual and each mentee works on her own unique learning needs and development goals.
Group mentoring allows for multiple viewpoints and cross-disciplinary examination of issues and ideas. It creates additional learning opportunities through group projects and activities.
Mentoring groups may explore career development, provide psycho-social support, help build networks and facilitate knowledge transfer. Mentors guide mentees by sharing experiences, asking Socratic-type questions, participating in shared activities.