Mentorship Code of Conduct

At Quest Ventures, we believe that Asia’s potential is ultimately realized in its people. One of the ways we do this is by respecting and helping each other, as companies and as individuals.

This Code of Conduct provides guidelines for all members of Quest Ventures mentorship community, including companies and individuals. It is a broad guideline of the do and don’ts, built upon the concept that all members are mature and responsible actors in this network.

Companies must hold themselves to the highest standards as part of the Quest Ventures community. We recognize that each of us is an ambassador for our companies and for each other. Those who do not abide by this Code of Conduct will be removed from the Quest Ventures community and will no longer have access to the associated benefits.

Mentee Responsibilities

  • The mentee should have the best interest at heart to participate in the program, respecting the mentor as a support to their development, taking into consideration the mentor’s personal experience, work-related knowledge, and the fact that the mentor is a volunteer in the program.
  • The mentee is responsible to manage his/her own learning, identify and achieve the goals, using the mentor as a support for this learning.
  • The mentee should be aware that this relation is confidential on the content, but the need for capitalization and the supervising role taken by the Mentoring Programme Coordinator will naturally imply a sharing of know-how, expertise, and lessons learned.
  • Throughout, the mentee and mentor will maintain a high level of confidentiality which is appropriate and is agreed at the start of the relationship.
  • The mentee will ensure that his/her capability is sufficient to enable him/her to operate according to this Code of Conduct and any standards that may subsequently be produced.
  • The mentee will be focused on the opportunity for learning and engaged in constructive discussion during the course of the mentorship.
  • The mentee will respect personal boundaries to ensure preserved privacy and promote a healthy balance in the relationship.
  • The mentee understands that professional responsibilities continue beyond the termination of any mentoring relationship. These include the following: maintenance of agreed confidentiality of all information relating to stakeholders; avoidance of any exploitation of the former relationship; provision of any follow up which has been agreed; and, safe and secure maintenance of all related records and data.
  • The mentee demonstrates respect for the variety of different approaches to mentoring and other individual’s mentor’s methods.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • The mentor should have the best interest at heart to participate in the program.
  • Even though a mentor’s participation is as a volunteer, he/she should commit to the program and take responsibility for what is agreed upon as a relation.
  • The mentor will use his/her personal experience and knowledge to meet the needs of the mentee.
  • The mentor will operate within the limits of their own competence, seeking to recognize when it is appropriate to say he/she does not have the experience in an area and, where possible, referring the mentee to other possible sources of information, if necessary.
  • The mentor will be focused on providing the opportunity for learning and engaged in constructive discussion during the course of the mentorship.
  • Throughout, the mentor and mentee will maintain a high level of confidentiality which is appropriate and is agreed at the start of the relationship.
  • The mentor will respect personal boundaries to ensure preserved privacy and promote a healthy balance in the relationship.
  • The mentor will not exploit the mentee in any manner, including, but not limited to, financial, sexual, or those matters within the professional relationship.
  • The mentor will ensure that the duration of the mentoring contract is only as long as is necessary for the mentee and agreed with Quest Ventures.
  • The mentor understands that professional responsibilities continue beyond the termination of any mentoring relationship. These include the following: Maintenance of agreed confidentiality of all information relating to stakeholders; avoidance of any exploitation of the former relationship; provision of any follow up which has been agreed; and, safe and secure maintenance of all related records and data.
  • The mentor demonstrates respect for the variety of different approaches to mentoring and other individual’s methods.

If you witness a violation of our Code of Conduct please report it to [email protected].

This Code of Conduct is drafted with reference to Techstars and Medecins Sans Frontieres Mentoring & Coaching Hub.

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