A mentoring group is typically six to eight people lead by a senior “mentor” who provides guidance. In mentoring groups, all members have the role of being both mentor and protégé.
The group meets to exchange ideas, analyze their development issues, and receive feedback and guidance from each other. The senior member does not chair the group, but fulfills five roles: guide, ally, catalyst, savvy insider and advocate The group eventually evolves into a “learning group” in which the members gain knowledge and experience from each other as well as their leader The learning afforded members in a formal group provides faster professional growth than a single member could achieve.
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