There are mainly four types of mentors:
- Career Guide — promotes development through career guidance, counseling and visibility;
- Information Source — provides information about formal and informal expectations;
- Friend — interacts with the mentee socially and provides information about people; and
- Intellectual Guide — promotes an equal relationship, collaborates on research projects and provides constructive feedback and criticism.
The mentor-mentee relationship in the rabbinate could intersect with all four types above.
This session will bring the most recent research into the practice of mentoring and help colleagues learn how to have an engaging mentoring relationship and a generative one. The rabbinate can be growthful and richer because of such.