Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

This tool explains how to choose a topic of study with your mentoree, and how to introduce the topic to them each time you meet.

Key Points:

  • Find a topic.
  • Learn about the topic.
  • EXplore the topic together.

See Also: Mentoring Basics

Talk About It
  1. What’s your initial reaction to this topic?
  2. What are some different sources you could use to find a topic? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
  3. Go to the “Find a Topic” menu at What are some topics that might go well with each of the four goals of mentoring (see “Introduction to the Mentoring Process” above)?
  4. Why is it important for your mentee to learn about the topic on his or her own before you meet?
  5. When you explore the topic with them, what percentage of the time should you be talking versus listening? Explain.
  6. Why is it important to find ways to apply the topic in your lives? What are some factors that make this challenging?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.