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Mentoring the Individual: A Needs-Based Approach to Inclusive Mentorship

This event is part of series:

May 25, 2022 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
On Campus
Steve Lee, Sofie Kleppner, Robin Colomb Sugiura & Ravenn Gethers

Wednesday, May 25, 8:30am-5:00pm, On campus

This workshop is designed for postdoctoral scholars who seek to enhance their mentoring skills as they begin to formally mentor others, using a needs-based approach to meet the individual experiences of diverse trainees.

Participants will engage in interactive discussions using  literature-based approaches and activities developed by CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) and NRMN (National Research Mentoring Network), to explore four core competencies of mentorship: (1) establishing effective communication (2) aligning expectations (3) addressing diversity, equity, inclusion in mentorship and (4) fostering independence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the science of effective mentorship, along with current research on what contributes to effective mentoring
  • Identify multiple strategies to communicate effectively across differences
  • Learn tools for articulating and aligning mentor & mentee expectations
  • Increase understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and their impact on mentor-mentee interactions
  • Explore our own expectations around independence and interdependence, and consider how to train mentees toward attributes for success in STEM

Workshop facilitated by:

  • Steve Lee, Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, H&S; Principal Facilitator with CIMER
  • Sofie Kleppner, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Dean, OPA
  • Robin Colomb Sugiura, Director of Postdoctoral Training, OPA
  • Ravenn Gethers, Assistant Director of Training & Diversity, OPA

This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the School of Humanities and Sciences.

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