Experienced mediators who have completed specific requirements set out by MTI International East Africa may serve as mentors those who have graduated from the 50 hour mediation training program. Mentors contribute to the profession by coaching prospective professional mediators and by sharing their knowledge and expertise.

The mentorship process involves several case observations and co-mediations.

During this process, the mentee observes the stages of the mediation process (including, for example, the introduction to mediation, information sharing, the identification of issues, the generation of options, the drafting of the agreement, and resolution or impasse) and conducts, with the assistance of the mentor, the mediation screening, orientation, caucus, and other parts of the mediation session.

Briefings, prior to and after the mediation, afford the mentee an opportunity to discuss the nature and handling of the case, understand the use of special techniques, and assess his or her performance. The mentee must also conduct the final co-mediation, with support only as needed from the mentor, and complete a mediation Agreement.

Mentors are encouraged to provide pro bono mentoring services to mentees to support the further development of a diverse cadre of highly qualified professional mediators to serve the public.

Mentorship shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the mentorship guidelines herein and the Standards of Ethics for professional Mediators provided for in MTI International East Africa website.

A mediator shall not intentionally or knowingly misrepresent a material fact or circumstance in the course of mentoring others or in the course of applying or reapplying for mentorship status.