The mentoring relationship is a mutual relationship designed to establish and achieve specific well-defined goals.
These goals are connected to developing the ability to know, think, and perform.
The ultimate purpose and design of mentoring is to create a relationship that nurtures learning.
A number of elements essential for a learning-centered mentoring program include: reciprocity, learning, relationship, partnership, collaboration, mutually defined goals, and development.
The design is to promote stronger relationships that motivate, inspire, and contribute to development and growth.
This relationship is collaborative and channeled to achieve a support system of success. The mutuality in mentoring increases the viability of the desired purpose in the relationship.