Guide on the personal and social evolution providing solutions that improve the mentorship



Because smart leaders set SMART goals, you will find out more about the proven SMART methodology in this section. With SMART goals and good observation, you will be able to quickly identify and respond appropriately to changes and possible challenges while guiding the apprentice in accordance with their abilities and individual progress.

As a mentor, during the apprenticeship you continue to support and encourage the apprentice, as you are also setting an example for personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Guide your apprentice on the personal and social evolution, providing solutions that improve the apprentice’s motivation, communication and negotiation skills.



This video clarifies the role and responsibilities of a mentor in guiding the apprentice during their time in your company, including a checklist of some key highlights that will help you throughout your mentoring process.


Mentortrain video 4.3  (duration: 6:36)


  • Think of 3 ways to solve possible or experienced communication issues between the apprentice and mentor.
  • Prepare a procedure on how to change the mentor when this is needed, including criteria and indicators for such a step.
  • Prepare guidelines and/or a codex for the communication between the mentor and apprentice in conflict situations.
  • Identify 2 staff members in the host organisation who are competent and objective to contribute to conflict resolution.

Additional Resources

  1. A Quick Overview of SMART goals is provided in the following YouTube video:
  2. In this YouTube video, Simon Sinek explains how to be a great leader, which is an important characteristic of good mentors as well: