The mentors’ profiles, including brief biographies, are available for public viewing in the Mentor Gallery. However, only Developing Leader participants (mentees) registered for the program will have access to the function for booking meetings with the mentors. At a date and time announced in advance by the chapter administrator, the session-booking process in the Mentor Gallery is activated.
When activated, the session dates displayed in mentors’ profiles become ‘live’ and all participating mentees simultaneously may select mentors by clicking on the dates. As each date displayed in blue is selected by a mentee, the date turns grey which means it is no longer available to others.
The chapter administrator also will announce in advance how many sessions each mentee may book, and whether each meeting must be with a different mentor.
Mentees are responsible for directly contacting their selected mentors; ensuring the times and locations for mentoring sessions are mutually established and that the meetings occur. To get started, the MY SESSIONS page in the chapter’s mentorship program homepage is a helpful resource for mentees and mentors. This online page stores the mentee/mentor matches, the meeting dates booked, and contact information for the participants.
Mentees can log in to MY SESSIONS at any time while a program is active and see a personalized summary of the mentors they booked, including the authorized contact email addresses their mentors provided. Similarly, mentors can log in at any time and see a personalized summary of the mentees who booked sessions with them via the chapter’s online mentorship program.