Mentoring Modalities of Support

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Type Definition Example
Mentorship 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
Advising Typically focused on advising on an outcome or goal of a specific event or process Assisting a veterinary student in externship selections
Coaching Focused on aiding the coached individual in achieving a specific goal or mastery of a task Coaching an individual to improve leadership skills
Sponsorship 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
Training 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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