(Mentor & Mentee) Matching workshop


The 2nd phase of the 4 Es model is the Election of mentors and mentees, which involves identifying the selection criteria that ensure optimal matching mentor-mentee, and the level of skills that different actors in the process will need: mentors, mentees and program administrators.

Match for the best possible fit

The core element of mentoring is to establish a relationship between individuals who obtain mutual benefit to achieve specific goals. This is the reason why establishing a successful and sustainable connection between mentors and mentees is one of the most critical factors of your Effective Mentoring ® program.

Maximizes the effectiveness of choice

Using an appropriate data collection of the mentors and mentees, establish selection criteria and fit based on business objectives, choice and matching techniques and technological tools that maximize efficiency (if the number of partners is high), this will help you get the best possible dyads among the participants of your mentoring program.

This workshop consists of two strategic sessions, guided by an expert consultant, in which stakeholders create a comprehensive plan of the matching and choice of your mentoring program with work, based on the business objectives of your Organization.

The workshop is designed to help you:

Create a solid foundation to choose and match mentors and mentees, grounded in a robust mentoring project

Establish selection criteria that allow mentors and mentees to generate the best possible relationship to achieve the expected results

Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of possible dyads, and determine the suitability of each depending on the objectives

Define the basic skills and competences that mentors and mentees need to develop in order to ensure the success of the relationship

  • Who should attend:

    Individuals belonging to the area of HR who are responsible for launching and managing a mentoring program. Possible participation of the involved stakeholders.

  • Delivery program:


  • Time

    3h (1st session) and
    5h (2nd session) approx.

It is performed in two separate sessions:

First Session

Participants: Key Stakeholders, including the Executive Program Sponsors and Administrators

Goal: To establish the basis for selecting the components of the target audiences, mentors and mentees objective, starting with the business goals and the success indicators previously defined.

It includes:

Phase 1: Identification of specific business objectives and indicators

Stage 2: Selection of the target audiences of mentors and mentees

Second Session

Participants: Program Administrators and managers.

Goal: Establish the selection criteria and pairing, create application templates and establish the selection process.

It includes:

Phase 3: Determine the selection criteria based on the business objectives

Phase 4: Design the questions for the application and qualification of mentors and mentees

Phase 5: Choose the most effective selection method (e.g: self- selection, nominations, etc.)

Phase 6: Choosing the best tool to facilitate the selection and matching (on line or off line)


The fact that you invest time and resources in selecting and pairing mentors and mentees helps you:

Align the selection criteria with the business strategy

Maximize the likelihood that the mentor-mentee relationship is enriching and productive for both parties

Lay the principles by which hereinafter the process of choosing the mentors and mentees will be governed in your Organization

Integrate and align the point of view of different stakeholders

Ensuring the sustainability of the relationship established between mentors and mentees

Identify the skills and competencies that mentors and mentees need to develop previously in order to ensure the success of the relationship


Sets mentor/mentee successful and sustainable relationships


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