Phase 2 mentors help the club’s more advanced members reach specific goals. Those goals are defined by the mentees. After all, everyone joins the club for a slightly different reason.

The Phase 2 mentoring program is not a formal program. There is no signed legal document that says, “Joe is Steve’s Phase 2 mentor.” The point of mentoring is to help you learn and progress in the club. Your needs will change over time, and your mentors will probably change too.

So here’s our suggestion: Don’t just have one mentor. Have a couple.

For example, say your goal is to finish your Competent Communicator program this year. Your main mentor might be like a lighthouse, simply helping you stay on track (for example, checking on you every once in a while to make sure you make your remaining four more speeches this year).

Along the way, you will have other mentors. For example, say you really want to work on your stage presence, and you admire David’s skill in that department. So, for a few speeches, you work with David on your stage presence. Then, you really want to work on your storytelling ability, and you admire the way Tuba tells stories. So you work with Tuba on a few speeches.

At the end of the year, when you finish your Competent Communicator program, you will know one person (your main mentor) really well, but you will also know a bunch of other people too, and you will have learned a little bit from each of them.

Two or three times a year, review your mentoring plan with the VP Education or the Lead Mentor. You know your goals better than anyone else. However, the VP Education and the Lead Mentor are there to help you meet those goals.