The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (Developmental Networks : The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. The Monday October, 24  2016 through Friday October, 28 2016 in the Student Union Building, on


Call for Proposals Release


March 15, 2016

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline


May 15, 2016

Notification of Submission Acceptance


May 31, 2016

Paper Submission Due (First Draft)


June 30, 2016

Peer-reviewed Papers Returned


July 30, 2016

Final Paper Submission Due


August 30, 2016

Registration Deadline


October 12, 2016


We invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to join us in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.

What We Are Looking For

We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are: (a) Informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships; (b) Supported by theory and research; and (c) Demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term 'Developmental Networks' includes but is not limited to: mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship. 

We are interested in presentations based on the following topics: Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership, within the following strands: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts, Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Education, and others. We seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:

  • Builds on the knowledgebase of existing literature in the field of developmental relationships.

  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring programs.

  • Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for developmental relationships.

  • Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.

  • Features participants of different nationalities, levels of experience, and different institutional and organization types.


Presenters in the 2016 conference must meet the following requirements. (Please read these carefully, as they are mandatory for all presenters):


  • 45-Minute Presentation: Each presenter is assigned a 45-minutes slot to present during the concurrent sessions at the conference (30-minutes for presentation, 15-minutes for Q&A, and 5-minutes for session evaluations).

  • 5-7-Page Paper: All presenters are required to submit a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the 2016 conference proceedings.

  • Optional Poster Submission: In addition to submitting a paper we strongly suggest the submission of a poster to be displayed during the 2016 Poster Session. If you submit a poster of the same topic of your individual or panel session you do not need to write an additional poster paper.


  • If you are submitting a poster only, you will need to submit a 1-2 page paper describing the content of your poster.


Call for Reviewers

The Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2016 Mentoring Conference. If you are a past presenter, or your abstract is accepted to this year's conference, you may serve as a peer-reviewer. This is a great opportunity to read and critically analyze scholarly work in the field of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The annual conference brings in scholars from all over the nation as well as international researchers.


  1. Review 5 - 10 papers during the review cycle from July 1-30, 2016

  2. Complete a thorough review within allotted time, following review guidelines

  3. Provide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference proceedings

If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer, please check this option in your abstract submission form or send an email to The Mentoring Institute regarding your interest in volunteering as a reviewer.

We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!

Call for Moderators

The Mentoring Institute is also seeking volunteers to assist as room moderators. This is a great opportunity for networking, professional development, and serving at a great community of practice.


  1. Work at least 3 hours as session moderator.

  2. Introduce the presenter(s) of the session

  3. Facilitate presentation setup

  4. Start/end sessions on time

  5. Handout and collect session’s evaluations

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please check this option in your abstract submission form and send an email to The Mentoring Institute regarding your interest in volunteering as a session moderator and  times you will be able to help out!

We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!


  1. Call For Proposals: The 2016 Call for Proposals was released on Friday, March 15th. Abstracts should be submitted through our website, and must not exceed 250 words.

  2. Abstract Submission: The deadline to submit abstracts is Sunday, May 15th.  Authors will be notified of proposal acceptance or exclusion by Monday, May 30th.

  3. Last Date to Register as Peer-Reviewer: If you are a past presenter or your abstract is accepted to this year conference, you may serve as peer-reviewer. The deadline to register as an peer reviewer is Wednesday, June 15th.

  4. First-Draft of Paper: If your abstract is accepted for a presentation, you are required to submit a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation. The deadline to submit the paper is Thursday, June 30th.

  5. Peer Review: Papers will be peer reviewed and returned on Saturday July 30th with comments. You may choose to accept or reject these suggestions. 

  6. Final-Draft of Paper: Final paper submissions are due electronically by  Tuesday, August 30th.

  7. Volunteer: The last date to register as a Volunteer is Friday, September 30th.

  8. Standard Registration Deadline: The last date for standard registration is Friday, October 7th.

Last Modified: May 26, 2016