Mentoring Circles

Mentoring Circles differ from the traditional mentoring model in that they involve using an innovative, group mentoring model. Mentoring Circles typically involves one mentor working with a group of mentees or groups of people mentoring each other. Often there is a facilitator to ensure the conversations are focused and productive (Darwin and Palmer, 2009). Circles generate many diverse perspectives, with group members creating synergies through combining experiences beyond what individual members know or contribute (Ambrose, 2003).

Developing CoP Success Factors: 
Knowledge production and access to knowledge
Learning
Sharing best practice