A good mentorship relationship is formed when both mentee & mentor can give the time and space needed to the other. For this reason, it is important to find a time and schedule sessions that work for both parties.
Together platform allows you to book into your mentor or mentee’s calendar through our Scheduling system. You can book directly into your mentee or mentor's calendar through the tool, and this will include the agenda & reminders for your session. It is important to note - we ask you to book only through the platform. The primary reason is that this allows us to help support your mentorship journey with resources & structured agendas along the way.
Very Important: It is best practice to reach out to your mentee or mentor BEFORE booking directly into their calendars. Mentees are recommended to take the initiative to schedule the sessions, but a mentor can also book the session. It is good etiquette to reach out to your mentor via email to briefly introduce yourself and ask for their preferred availability prior to scheduling the session. You can always take the steps to book a session so that you can see their availability (if calendar integration is available) before suggesting a specific date and time.
How to Schedule a Session
Now that you have registered for a program and have been paired with a mentor, on your home page, navigate to Your Mentorship and select the mentor you would like to book the session with.
Click Book Session and determine if you would like to book multiple sessions or only one session.
- Session Duration: Choose between 30, 45 and 60 minute increments.
- Add Conference: Choose to add a Video Conference link. If you do not see your preferred video conference link, you will need to send this over to your mentee/mentor outside the platform.
- Timezone: Ensure you have chosen the correct timezone that you are located in.
- Choose a Time: You will only be able to select the available times (in blue) that you and your mentor/mentee have based on your calendars. The greyed-out time slots mean that the time is in the past and you cannot book for those times.
A confirmation prompt will appear. Click on Send Invite to proceed.
Your session is now scheduled.
What a more in-depth tutorial? Check out the Video Playlist from Together.