The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Mentoring Conference, High-Quality Connections: Developmental Networks - Science & Practice.

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 participate in this five-day event, which will be held from Monday, October 19, 2020, through Friday, October 23, 2020 at The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. 

Important Dates

Early Registration

 

March 15th-June 15th, 2020

Call for Proposals Release

 

March 15, 2020

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline

In order to submit an abstract, please log in or create an account on our website here, and then click on this link to submit your abstract.

 

May 22, 2020

 

Accepted Proposal Notification

Last Date to Register as a Presenter and/or Peer-Reviewer

 

May 30th, 2020

June 15th, 2020 

Paper Submission Due

Peer-Review Process

 

June 30th, 2020

July 1st–30th, 2020

Peer-Reviewer Comments Sent

 

August 3rd, 2020

Final Paper Submission Due

 

August 30th, 2020

Standard Registration Deadline

 

October 9th, 2020

What We Are Looking For

This year’s conference theme is High-Quality Connections: Developmental Networks - Science & Practice. In just over a decade, our outstanding Mentoring Conference presenters have created a rich archive of knowledge of mentoring that serves as a fertile foundation for practitioners and researchers. This year we keep expanding this evidence and search for theoretical frameworks to establish quality connections. We want to encourage discussion about work that draws from evaluated, sustainable mentoring programs using practitioner testimonies to promote further mentoring research. Case studies, qualitative research methods, and practices that reflect effective qualities for different populations will be valuable to this conference.

In light of this theme, we are keen to receive proposals that:

  • Are informative and relevant to the term ‘High-Quality Connections: Developmental Networks Science and Practice’
  • Are supported by theory and research, and
  • Use the scientific method to understand this phenomenon

We are interested in hosting presentations related to mentoring, coaching, and leadership within multiple configurations such as peer, traditional, group, circle, face-to-face, and virtual relationships. Submissions will be accepted for the following strands: entrepreneurship, business, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics), education, arts and humanities, health sciences, and others.

We wish for proposals to accomplish the following: 

  • A maximum of 300 words
  • Present theoretical frameworks that translate and support the establishment of high-quality connections in the context of developmental relationships
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of existing mentoring, coaching, and leadership practices
  • Propose new methodologies or evaluation models
  • Promote diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural relationships
  • Introduce concepts and ideas to promote and develop high-quality connections

Presentation Requirements

Presenters in the 2020 conference must meet the following requirements for their session (please read these carefully, as they are mandatory for all presenters):

Individual/Panel Sessions

  • Presentation: Presenters are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the first 30 minutes of the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session's evaluation

  • Paper: Submission of a 5–7 page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the online journal The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching

  • Optional Poster Submission: In addition to your individual/panel presentation, we strongly suggest to bring a poster to be displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to write an additional poster paper; however, you will need to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster

Poster Session

  • Presentation: Poster presenters will have two hours to display and present their posters during the corresponding session

  • Paper: Submission of a 1–2 page paper describing the content of your poster is mandatory. All poster presenters are also required to submit a Microsoft PowerPoint file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster

Round Table

  • Presentation: Presenters are assigned a 45-minute slot. The first 15 minutes will be a presentation, with the remainder of the slot used for interaction and discussion with the attendees.

  • Paper: Submission of a 5-7 page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference special issue of The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching

Presenter Registration

  • Presenters must register for the conference; registration will grant access to 15 plenary/round table/poster sessions and more than 200 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation for presenters' contributions to our conference, accepted presenters will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee of $550. Please register using your acceptance code here.

Call for Reviewers

The Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2020 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.

Reviewers’ Commitment Includes

  1. Review 5–10 papers during the review cycle from July 1st–30th, 2020

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

  3. Provide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference Special Issue of The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching. 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 and professional development, and to serve at a great community of practice.

Moderators’ Commitment Includes

  • Work at least three hours as session moderator

  • Introduce the presenter(s) of the session

  • Facilitate presentation setup

  • Start/end sessions on time

  • 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!

Submission Process & Deadlines

  1. Call For Proposals: The 2020 Call for Proposals will be released on Sunday, March 15th. Abstracts should be submitted through our website, and must not exceed 300 words

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

  3. Presenter Registration: Accepted presenters must register to the conference no later than Monday, June 15th. Failure to complete registration by this deadline will result in removal from the accepted presenter list; subsequently, vacant slots will be offered to other presenters

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

  5. 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 Tuesday, June 30th

  6. Peer Review: Papers will be peer-reviewed and returned on Monday, August 3rd with comments. You may choose to accept or reject these suggestions

  7. Final-Draft of Paper: Final paper submissions are due electronically by Sunday, August 30th, 2020

  8. Standard Registration Deadline: The last date for standard registration is Friday, October 9th

Last Modified: Apr 15, 2020