Resources

  1. National Mentoring Resource Center. This website contains handouts, guides, training & management resources, and more to foster a thorough and strong mentorship relationship. Link: https://nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org/
  2. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. This website contains information about servant leadership, a popular philosophy in organizational & personal growth. This is a theory that is conducive to forming a strong mentorship relationship, as many of its ideas can be applied to mentorship. Link: https://www.greenleaf.org/
  3. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. This is the website of the national certification board for occupational therapy in the United States. It contains OT-specific guidelines for mentoring and qualifications that must be met to accrue professional development units for mentoring, as well as a universal documentation form to keep track of the mentorship relationship and earn Professional Development Units (PDU)/Continuing Education Units (CEU). Link: https://www.nbcot.org/-/media/NBCOT/PDFs/Mentoring-Guidelines-Log.ashx?la=en
  4. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This website contains information in the form of a wide variety of advisory articles with first-person perspectives, tips, and techniques for entry-level OTs. These can be used by mentees to obtain extra information, or by mentors who seek to better their understanding of the needs of their mentees. Link: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Students/Pulse/Archive/career-advice.aspx
  5. AOTA Academic Education Special Interest Section. AOTA gears this section of their website toward providing its members with information regarding the clinical education process from both the educator’s and the student’s perspectives. AOTA members have access to quarterly issues of supplemental articles focusing on education, which contain information that is valuable to mentors who want to be better able to educate their mentees. Link: https://www.aota.org/Practice/Manage/SIS/Academic-Education.aspx
  6. Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership. This website provides numerous mentorship resources and publications, providing evidence-based strategies to provide and receive the best mentorship. The website contains articles written by professionals, websites with information and downloadable packets. While many of the resources are geared towards the benefits of youth mentorship, the valuable information can be translated to the OT mentorship program. Link: https://www.mentoring.org/program-resources/mentor-resources-and-publications/
  7. Mentor Toolkit. This online toolkit provided by the Ohio State University Human Resource department provides a foundation for the components of mentorship; including understanding the roles, establishing a relationship and embarking on the mentorship journey. The toolkit includes resources, tips and tools to provide and receive effective mentorship. Link: https://hr.osu.edu/public/documents/learning-development/mentoring-mentor-toolkit-%20final-508.pdf
  8. American Psychological Association: Becoming a great mentor. This online article discusses how to most effectively and efficiently succeed in one’s role as a mentor. Link: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/01/cover-mentor
  9. International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers: Learning styles. This website includes descriptions of Honey & Mumford’s 4 learning styles to help mentors and mentees discover what their best method of taking in new information could be. This website also includes a quiz that can be taken to discover what your most prominent learning tendencies might be. Link: https://www.stm-assoc.org/2017_04_10_ECPC_Mentoring_learning_styles.pdf
  10. AOTA Continuing Education requirements. This website includes the required number of continuing education units (CEUs) by state, as well as the number of CEUs that can be earned through mentoring or being mentored. Link: https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/Licensure/StateRegs/ContComp/Continuing-Competence-Chart-Full.pdf