Each participant in the MAGIP GIS Mentoring program agrees to the following:
Participation – of both parties – is voluntary. Either party may terminate the rapport if they feel it is not working. Both parties share responsibility for the smooth winding down and proper ending of their rapport.
We will be honest with each other about how the rapport is working.
We will respect each other’s time and other responsibilities, ensuring we do not impose beyond what is reasonable.
We will meet and communicate in a mutually agreed upon pattern/time frame.
We will not make any promises that we cannot keep.
We will maintain confidence to the extent possible without violating the law or ethical principles.
We will keep in mind our commitment to always act in the best interest of each other.
At all times we will operate within the limits of our own competence. We will recognize where that competence has the potential to be exceeded and where necessary refer to a more experienced practitioner.
We will avoid any impropriety, or appearance of impropriety.
We will be aware of the potential for conflicts of interest of either a commercial or emotional nature to arise through the rapport and deal with them quickly and effectively.
We understand that professional responsibilities continue beyond the termination of any mentoring rapport. These include the following:
Maintenance of agreed confidentiality of all information
Avoidance of any exploitation of the former relationship
Completion of any follow-up which has been agreed to
Safe and secure maintenance of all related records and data
We will never represent the work and views of each other as our own.