Tips for Completing the Principles of Quality Mentoring Self-Assessment

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Be as Honest and Forthcoming as Possible

The goal of the self-assessment is to help programs identify areas of strength and areas for innovation. Balanced and accurate answers are necessary to identify and prioritize areas for enhancement and innovation opportunities. 





Group meeting around the table.jpgComplete the Self-Assessment as a Team or Organization

Completing the self-assessment collectively will ensure that the responses are accurate and balanced and It will generate team discussions. If the program has a large team, it is recommended that both front-line and managerial staff members participate since the self-assessment asks questions related to program operations, as well as program design and management. 



Group meeting - casual.jpgSet Aside Sufficient Time and Limit Distractions

Set aside about 2 hours if you are completing the self-assessment on your own or 3-4 hours if you are completing it as a team. 





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The self-assessment is not linear, programs can start with the principle they prefer. Use the overview page or the top menu to navigate between principles. 





Use the Self-Assessment to Track Progress

Use a cyclical approach and revisit the self-assessment periodically to track progress and improvement.