Being a Mentor

Benefits of being a mentor

The ADEA Mentoring Program

Register to become a Mentor

Prior to becoming a mentor, you must:

Register now to become a mentor
Visit Online Mentor E-learning Module

If this is the first time you enter the ADEA E-learning Management System, please register for a free account to access the Mentor module.

 Supporting Resources for Mentors

Being a Mentor

Benefits of being a mentor

  • Mentoring has benefits for both the Mentor and Mentee.
  • Mentoring enhances your problem solving and communication skills and also helps you develop leadership and clinical supervision skills.
  • Mentoring provides you with the opportunity to obtain new perspectives and to expand your networks.
  • A mentoring partnership can be claimed as part of your CPD.

The ADEA Mentoring Program

  • When you agree to become someone’s mentor you are entering into a formal contract and you must commit to providing at least one (I) hour per month of contact for six months.
  • The mentoring role may include acting as a guide, a clinical teacher, coach, counselor, role model, sponsor or advocate.
  • It included passing on life experiences and knowledge in order to motivate, support and enhance the personal career development of the mentee and assisting diabetes educators through the credentialing process and to understand the core competencies of a Credentialled Diabetes Educator.
  • Mentors must be a valid CDE with at least 12 months of experience.
  • A mentoring partnership does not need to be face to face or with a person in the same discipline. Mentoring by distance and/or across health disciplines is a great way to learn and develop new skills, both for the mentee and the mentor.
  • Once you have agreed to become a person’s mentor you must formally accept the request on-line through your mentoring portal on your profile. The next step is for you to jointly complete the mentoring agreement and for your mentee to submit the partnership registration online.
  • The mentoring partnership concludes when you have approved the mentee’s activity sheet and submit the evaluation form.

Register to become a Mentor

Prior to becoming a mentor, you must:

  • Register your details on the Mentoring online system. You can choose to publically advertise your mentoring availability on the ADEA website or hide your status if you are currently not available.
Register now to become a mentor
  • Complete the Online Mentor E-learning Module
Visit Online Mentor E-learning Module

If this is the first time you enter the ADEA E-learning Management System, please register for a free account to access the Mentor module.

 Supporting Resources for Mentors