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What is Adaptive Mentorship?

Adaptive mentorship is a safe, non-judgmental experience providing opportunities for clinical conversations tailored to Mentees’ evolving needs. Adaptive Mentorship includes three fundamental principles:

  • Adaptive to fit the needs of the participants (mentees)

  • Create safe and compassionate spaces for mentees and mentors that cultivate trust and enhance resiliency among participants

  • Ensure there is bi-directional value/learning for Mentors and Mentees

    What is the role of a Mentor?

  • Collaborates with the AMN administration in developing and delivering creative evidence-based initiatives that focus on transferring experience and knowledge to enhance the learning experience of Mentees

  • Provides advice, motivates, and encourages professional development

  • Assists Mentees in developing their professional development goals

  • Develops trusting, confidential and mutually beneficial relationships

  • Assists in the development of small group meeting design, format and content aimed to facilitate growth and learning for Mentees

  • Participates in Mentor meetings to share ideas, strategies and lessons learned with fellow Mentors

  • Participates in annual Mentor training workshops

    What is the role of a Mentee?

  • Engages with their Mentor and in mentoring activities and responds to Mentor communications

  • Shows interest and openness to receiving feedback and guidance from their Mentor

  • Commits to self-development and assumes the responsibility for acquiring or improving skills and knowledge

  • Be an active participant in regional small group meetings and commit to attend a minimum of two meetings per year

  • Participates in network communication, evaluations, surveys, and activities including the National Adaptive Mentoring Forum as needed

  • Provides input and feedback to AMN leadership team

  • Interacts collaboratively with AMN community to ensure a rich and meaningful experience

  • Provides insight and input on strategies to gain momentum and support for AMN

  • Promoting the merits of mentoring, along with informing and influencing the larger system in a climate of continuous quality improvement

    What is the cost?
    There is no cost to Mentees to join the AMN. There may be a modest fee to attend conferences and courses.

    How is the Network funded?
    A funding is supported through an agreement from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program provided to the Centre for Effective Practice, Pain BC and the Atlantic Mentorship Network Pain & Addiction.

    Are the mentorship network activities accredited?
    CME credits will be awarded for physician Mentors and Mentees who engage in AMN activities.

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