TLOMA’S MENTOR PROGRAM
Whether you are new in your role within the legal industry or not, TLOMA hopes you will consider engaging in our Mentor Program which was successfully launched in 2014. The TLOMA Mentor Program is comprised of the voluntary matching of two members of TLOMA in a Mentor/Mentee relationship which promotes the sharing of wisdom, interpersonal support, guidance, coaching and role modelling. The frequency and method of interaction will differ based on the individual needs of the Mentee as supported by the Mentor. We hope that you will engage in the Program either as a Mentor or Mentee by submitting your Application which includes answering a brief Questionnaire. Based on your responses to the Questionnaire, a Mentee will be matched to an appropriate Mentor which best suits your learning or developmental goals.
The primary objective of the Mentee is to receive feedback and guidance from the Mentor and ultimately achieve insight and benefit from the knowledge of the Mentor. This knowledge gained through coaching will assist the Mentee in meeting the challenges faced within their role. By openly discussing issues with the Mentor, the Mentor will provide feedback and reflection setting the Mentee up for success. The relationship will be based on mutual trust, confidentiality and discretion fostering open and honest feedback.
The primary objective of the Mentor is to share their knowledge and expertise with their assigned Mentee and to provide a learning opportunity where they can offer candid advice, answer questions and share information that helped the Mentor earlier in their own career. The Mentor can provide the Mentee with knowledge and experience gained from their own path to success sharing both their successes as well as their failures and missteps along the way. The Mentor is a keen listener and will offer advice where it’s needed while seeking the input of the Mentee. Engaging the Mentee in this manner will ensure that they have the tools as well as the knowledge necessary to confidently visualise and execute solutions to challenges faced in performing their role.
Ultimately it is a rewarding experience for both Mentor and Mentee and a further opportunity to network with others in the Association for their mutual benefit. Interested in finding out more or obtaining an Application? Please contact our Administrative Office at 416-410-1979 or email Karen Gerhardt.