Peer Mentor Leadership Training: Theory and Implementation
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-1-January-2006
College is a time of major transition for young adults. It presents a unique opportunity as decisions
regarding a wide variety of options unfold for the first time without being under the guidance and eye of
a guardian. Chosen paths offer a glimpse into the inner motivations behind one’s character and the
interest that many students have shown for peer mentoring exemplifies traits of benevolence and
leadership. In addition to providing peers with a positive role model, there are opportunities for mentors
to expand on many interpersonal qualities that are important for success in a multitude of contexts.
Integral to the potential of success for both mentors and mentees is the quality and organization of the
training program and the specific methodology that helps generate the confidence and adeptness
needed to interact skillfully with peers.