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Together Platform Reverse Engineering Mentoring Meeting Template

Use this reverse mentoring meeting template to put leaders in the position to learn from more junior engineers and gain a new perspective.

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What’s inside Together Platform Reverse Engineering Mentoring Meeting Template:

1Career history 📜

Break the ice by sharing your professional journey.

  • What sparked your interest growing up in becoming an engineer?
  • What part of engineering are you most passionate about?
  • What are you most proud of in your career?
  • Did you think this is where you would end up?
  • What helped you get to the position you have today?

2Discussion 🤝

Discuss the following topics below to learn about each other’s perspectives.

  • Workplace biases
  • Your unique perspective on work
  • How to deal with change
  • Learning new skills

3Senior engineer asks junior engineer 🗣️

Discuss any of the questions below with the junior engineer.

  • What has been your experience as an engineer today?
  • How do you feel about changes going on in our industry or business?
  • How do you see your generation as different from others?
  • What is engineer leadership missing in their decision-making?
  • How can senior leaders connect more with junior engineers on the front lines?
  • What barriers or opportunities do you experience with advancement?

4Junior engineer asks senior engineer 🗣️

Discuss any of the questions below with the senior engineer.

  • What conflicts have you experienced while working with people older or younger than you?
  • How do you feel about change? Does it excite or scare you?
  • Do you think you’ll need to learn new skills in the next two to five years? If so, what will they be?
  • How do you approach learning in the workplace? Is it a luxury or a priority?
  • Do you have a plan or goals for your career? Do you think they will change?

5Setbacks 🚩

Learn how to overcome setbacks by discussing the list of questions below:

  • What setbacks have you faced in your career?
  • How did you work through the setbacks you faced?
  • What did you learn coming out of a challenging period?
  • Who helped you during these setbacks?
  • How did you keep a cool head during this experience?
  • What current challenges are you facing at work?
  • How did you overcome or work through these challenges?
  • Did/do you have outside support to overcome these obstacles, or were/are you on your own?

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About the author

Nathan Goldstein

Nathan Goldstein is the co-founder and head of product for Together software, a mentorship platform that helps enterprise companies run effective mentorship programs within their organizations.

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