How does "Require Mentor Approval (by mentoring program administrators or by managers)" affect the program flow?
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This option is available only during the creation of Open Mentoring Program.
At this step, Mentoring admins are asked if they will require Mentor approval in the process.
If "Administrators or owners approve mentors" is selected, they will get an extra step to upload documents in the signup stage and this is Mandatory to attach a file to prove their eligibility in the Mentoring program (only pdf, doc and docx file extensions are allowed as of b1908 release):
Program Owner/creator will need to approve the Mentor application submitted together with the attached documents provided by Mentor.
If the selected option is "Managers Approve Mentors", the Mentor's Manager get an email asking he/she to approve the application or decline within SF application. Sample email provided below:
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