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Characteristics of an Effective Mentor: The Three C’s

Competence
Professional knowledge and experience
Respect
Interpersonal skills and good judgment

Confidence
Shares network of contacts and resources
Allows protégé to develop on his/her own terms
Demonstrates initiative
Shares credit

Commitment
Invests time, energy and effort to mentoring
Shares personal experience

(Source: Adapted from UCSF Faculty Mentoring Facilitator Toolkit, 2010)

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