At all phases of the mentoring relationship, both you and your mentor should feel motivated and confident that each is contributing toward shared goals. Once the mentoring relationship has served its purpose and the long term goals are achieved, or it becomes clear that those goals are not going to be met, it is helpful to have a framework or set of conditions in place for when the association should change or end.
Mentee Responsibilities in the Closure Phase:
- Be sensitive to when the relationship has run its course
- Provide your mentor with updates after the formal relationship has ended
- Provide a summative evaluation of the experience
- Say thank you and give credit where credit is due
- Give back to the profession and mentor others