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Matching

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring - Matching and Initiating Excerpt

This excerpt is from the premier resource in the field for mentoring with regards to implementation best-practices.  While iMentor's approach to matching is rooted in the best-practices and research presented in this section of the document, it is a helpful resource to review as foundational knowledge for implementation teams.

The Program Manager (PM) Role in Matching

This resource lists the role PMs play in matching mentee-mentor pairs.

Matching Best-Practices

This resource lists tips and tricks PMs can use to quickly and efficiently make strong matches during their assigned matching block.

Matching on the iMentor Platform

This resource provides step-by-step instructions for formally matching mentee-mentor pairs on the iMentor Platform. 

Matching Follow-Up

This resource provides detailed instructions and links to supporting materials to help PMs accomplish all the follow-up tasks associated with matching mentee-mentor pairs.

Re-Matching

This resource introduces the concept of re-matching and provides information PMs can use to successfully navigate matching mentees with a new mentor.  

Rationale Behind Same-Gender Matching

iMentor only matches mentees with mentors of the same gender because it optimizes the social support function of mentoring and because it reduces sexual concerns.  This resource provides insight into the organizational decision reggarding same-gender matching.