Facilitated peer-mentorship: the challenges faced by facilitator mentors


  • Many female teaching staff wanted to have a senior female mentor

  • Each member served as the lead author on a writing project

  • The first peer-mentorship group was the closest to our vision

  • The positive group dynamic of the facilitator mentors allowed the development of deep collegial bonds

  • A hands-on approach and face-to-face contact with the groups of peer-mentors create the ideal situation

  • Communication between the facilitator mentors and the peer mentors needs to be scheduled and frequent

  • Frequent encouragement is needed to counteract discouragement and despair