Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

Bob Garvey

The Coaching and Mentoring Way in Mentoring and Leadership

Bob Garvey
York St. John Business School    

Change and innovation are central to organizational progress but, some models of mentoring and leadership expect that you will be a hero, be perfect, and be able to change your attitudes and behaviours to suit the moment or simply transform people into super men or women with peak performance – overnight! Most of us know that it just ain’t like that because we live it daily.

Mentoring and leadership are key to achieving change and innovation. Mentoring and leadership are about both the future and the present. They are ways of life and not models to be adopted! show more

Christine Pfund

Effective Mentoring

Christine Pfund
University of Wisconsin-Madison    

Effective mentoring is integral for academic persistence, productivity, and success. Despite this fact, researchers are often left to their own devices to learn how to mentor through trial and error. To address this need, the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) provides evidence-based training that provides mentors with a framework for guiding their research mentoring relationships, introduction to best practices in mentoring, and links to mentorship resources for themselves and their mentees. Through case studies, activities and small-group discussions, these workshops aim to accelerate the acquisition of the mentoring skills and insights needed to cultivate effective mentee-mentor relationships. show more

Tamara Thorpe

How To Mentor, Coach, and Lead An Age Diverse Workforce and Multi-generational Teams

Tamara Thorpe  

As a result of the Great Recession, corporate mergers, and business growth, organizations today are becoming increasingly age diverse. Organizations can have up to five generations in the workplace, from Traditionalists (or the Silent Generation) who were born between 1925 and 1945 to Generation Z who were born in the mid-1990s and later. It is reported that by 2030, there will be 70 million older people remaining in the workforce, which is double the number in 1996. This level of age diversity is a new phenomenon that requires more innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to mentoring, coaching, and leadership. show more

2018 Post-Conference Workshops

Laura Lunsford

Evaluating Mentoring Programs: A Review of Benchmarks and Assessment Techniques to Monitor and Improve Your Program

Laura Lunsford
University of North Carolina Wilmington    

Successful mentoring programs are tailored to individual and institutional needs. In this workshop you will review common elements to successful programs, while developing benchmarks and creating a plan to monitor and improve your program. This interactive workshop will review case studies and ideally, examples from participants to engage in learning that ‘sticks’. show more