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Mentoring and career coaching 

Mentoring and career coaching
Mentoring and career coaching

Umberto Volpe

, Andrea Fiorillo

, Nikolina Jovanovic

, and Dinesh Bhugra

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date: 29 June 2022

Mentorship may be defined as a form of relationship in which a more experienced person helps a less knowledgeable person to develop different professional skills and competences, especially in the early phases of professional development, besides academic teaching and tutoring. Different models of mentoring have been developed over the last decades and a specific account of such models and techniques is provided in this chapter. The chapter focuses both on the theoretical background as well as on practical hints concerning how to develop and follow up an effective mentoring programme. Organizational issues relating to goal definition and setting mentoring agendas are also explored in full detail. Finally, special cases of mentoring (e.g. e-mentoring and peer mentoring) are also illustrated.

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