Mentoring — Networking

Developmental Networking and Mentoring Workbook and eBook

The Developmental Networking and Mentoring workbook shares information about mentoring and developmental relationships that Dr. Robin and her colleagues use in their executive education programs.

With the Developmental Networking and Mentoring workbook, you will:

  • Explore the concept and practices of mentoring.
  • Understand the benefits of mentoring and developmental relationship networks.
  • Analyze your relationship network.
  • Continue to build your peer-to-peer relationships.
  • Start your relationship action plan.


Mentoring is the process of forming, cultivating and maintaining mutually beneficial developmental relationships between a mentor and a mentee.

There are a number of career and psychosocial aspects to mentoring relationships. Most people are familiar with and expect the relationship to enhance their ability to learn the ropes and prepare them for advancement within their organization. These career functions include sponsoring, exposure, visibility, protection, coaching, and challenging assignments.

The psychosocial functions are the soft-side of mentoring; those aspects of the relationship that enhance your sense of competence, clarity of identity and effectiveness in your professional role.


Your network is the set of relationships critical to your ability to …

  • Get things done …
  • Get ahead, and …
  • Develop professionally.

Networking is a systematic and deliberate process of building and maintaining relationships that are mutually beneficial.

Developmental Networking and Mentoring materials are available in the following formats.

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Materials for this title available in workbook or handbook format


Materials for this title available in workbook formatThe Developmental Networking and Mentoring workbook contains 77 pages. It includes ideas for initiating, cultivating and redefining the mentor-mentee relationships, information about best practices in mentoring, and challenges / strategies for cross-diversity-dimension mentoring.

Also, there are a number of worksheets and tools included for you to apply the concepts.