Mentorship activities are negotiated directly between the mentee and mentor. Mentees are responsible for making arrangements to meet their mentors. Following matching, mentees are advised to prepare a plan for the mentorship activities to be discussed with the mentor. The focus of the relationship is the mentee’s goals, but both parties need to follow through on actions or commitments and both need to respect each other’s time.
Confidentiality by all parties is essential for the mentoring relationship to be successful. Neither party should convey information covered during mentoring sessions to anyone else without prior and explicit permission. The mentor and mentee must provide appropriate acknowledgement and credit for any joint work or projects.