A comprehensive summary of the existing literature on mentoring of adult learners, in the context of the Cooperative Extension System as a learning organization, reveals that structured organizational mentoring is needed in Extension to prepare and develop individuals to be future leaders in the organization. Further inquiry is needed regarding Extension as a transformative learning organization, the role of mentees in Cooperative Extension as adult learners, training needed for veteran Extension agents to effectively serve as mentors, and orientation processes for new hires on making the most of the relationship with a mentor.
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Denny, M. D. (2016). Mentoring Adult Learners: Implications for Cooperative Extension as a Learning Organization. The Journal of Extension, 54(3), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss3/23