Mentoring Matters @Illinois Workshop Series
Using the research-based curriculum Entering Mentoring, the goal of this workshop series is to facilitate the process of becoming an effective mentor by providing an intellectual framework, opportunities to experiment with various methods, and a safe and confidential learning forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas. Spring 2021 sessions will be conducted in a virtual format via Zoom.
View or download 2021 Mentoring Matters Workshop Series
“Effective mentoring can be learned, but not taught. Most faculty learn to mentor by experimenting and analyzing success and failure, and many say that the process of developing an effective method of mentoring takes years… A skilled mentor is guided by a reflective philosophy that directs examination of the mentee’s challenging needs and how to best address them, creating fluidity in the relationship.” (Pfund, Branchaw, & Handelsman, 2014)
Most of the topics are “stand alone,” and thus participants can choose to attend only sessions that interest them the most; however, to build community among participants, attendance in most or all of the sessions is highly encouraged.
Who should attend?
These workshops are open to tenure-stream and specialized faculty members of all ranks, and post-doctoral fellows.
Introduction to Mentoring
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Promoting Professional Development
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Deep Dive 1*
Monday, February 15, 2021
Maintaining Effective Communication
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Deep Dive 2*
Monday, March 1, 2021
Addressing Equity and Inclusion
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Deep Dive 3*
Monday, March 29, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
2:00 –3:00 PM
Deep Dive 4*
Monday, April 12, 2021
Cultivating Ethical Behaviors
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Deep Dive 5*
Monday, April 26, 2021
Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
Thursday, May 6, 2021
*Deep Dive sessions provide additional opportunities for participants to engage in further conversations on specific topics and ideas discussed at preceding sessions.
See the Mentoring Matters @Illinois Workshop Series Archive for topics in previous academic years.