Mentoring Modalities of Support

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A relationship in which an individual invests personal knowledge, energy, and time to help another individual develop

Providing guidance on how to navigate a conflict with a client


Typically focused on advising on an outcome or goal of a specific event or process

Assisting a veterinary student in externship selections


Focused on aiding the coached individual in achieving a specific goal or mastery of a task

Coaching an individual to improve leadership skills


When an individual uses their credibility, reputation, power, influence, and network to help another individual advance in their career

Recommending an individual for a job opportunity


Often used to help a mentee obtain mastery over a process, procedure, or workflow—typically with a definitive end point

Teaching the new hire how to use the practice management software

The 2023 AAHA Mentoring Guidelines are generously supported by Chewy Health and Merck.

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