High-Quality Connections: Developmental Networks Science & Practice
October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020
- Keynote Speakers
- Plenary Sessions
- Pre-Conference Workshops
- Special Sessions
- Post-Conference Workshops
WellnessOmnia Abdel-Gawad, Aspirations Coaching, LLC
Join me and experience proven approaches to achieving connections and well-being through simple practices. Being able to disconnect for few minutes and to be present in our body gives us the strength and ability to improve our relationships and be present for others. Creating high quality relationships starts with stopping and taking care of yourself even if it is for few minutes.
Being A Life-long Learner: Authentic Integration NowCelestina Garcia, Coaching Solutions
To coach or mentor, another human is to enter into a co-collaborative agreement to elevate each other's capacity to live grand, to be all you are meant to be, to be your best self. The intersectionality between mentor and mentee relationship is developed through the 'give and take' process and learning practices of connection, communication, and commitment.
ConnectingChad Littlefield, We and Me
In this fun, interactive kickoff session, Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker and author, will share practical tools on how to make engagement and connection easy—online. You'll walk away with numerous concrete tips, tools, and techniques that you will be able to implement in your programs immediately. They're simple to lead, universally appealing and most require no props.
Leveraging Developmental Networks for Protégé Well-Being and ResilienceDawn E. Chanland, Queens University
This workshop bolsters attendees’ ability to assist others in creating responsive developmental networks and to act as developer coaches to proteges. Particular emphasis will be placed on heightening attendees’ coaching skills and ability to help proteges make decisions that heighten their well-being and resilience.
Leveraging Decades of Difference: How to Create High-Quality Connections Across GenerationsTamara Thorpe, Organizational Development Consultant
In a fast changing world, the future is becoming harder to predict with so many more factors to consider. We are left feeling uncertain about how to act and respond, especially today as we face a global pandemic and uprising against racial discrimination.
Development Networks: What We Know & Where We Might Go With Research & PracticeDawn E. Chanland, Queens University
This session reviews the research base on developmental networks in the workplace and other contexts. It underscores theoretical lenses often used to examine networks and proposes new research directions.
Don't Go It Alone—Be SavvyKathleen M. Cowin, Washington State University
Learning to Lead within a Co-mentoring Circle Drawing on Relational Cultural Theory (Fletcher & Ragins, 2007), relational savvy (Chandler, Hall, & Kram, 2009), and a fresh look at the definition of the term mentoring (Domínquez & Kochan, 2020), come learn how to create a high-quality, relational mentoring network called a co-mentoring circle.
Measures of Mentorship in Tumultuous TimesErica Davis-Crump,
This session aims to uncover healthy forms of support amid multiple pandemics for your students. We will create a safe space to acknowledge biases, and discuss how to begin cultivating tangible tools that will help the inner work of self care, and healing Mentors require.
Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring: Creating High-Quality Connections One Relationship at a TimeLisa Fain, Center for Mentoring Excellence
Too often, mentoring pairs look for connections in the things they share in common. They shy away from acknowledging differences because they fear it will be uncomfortable, awkward, or misconstrued. Yet, when mentoring partners fail to lean into differences, they miss an opportunity to connect more authentically, and thereby limit the effectiveness of their mentoring relationship.
Developing Organizational Political SavvyJane Lewes, The Learning Consultancy
In the context of workplace mentoring (especially for women), the concept of developing and applying “political savvy” has rarely been tackled. However, research carried out by Warwick Business School and Roffey Park Institute of Management found that political behaviour is increasing and leads to a reduction of trust in management and game playing is damaging performance.
How to Connect Effectively Across CulturesTayo Rockson, UYD Management
Connecting across cultures can be enriching and educational, yet also challenging. Markets, worldviews, customs and traditions often become barriers that prevent people from developing cross-cultural relationships. Tayo provides a framework for understanding our internal and external strategies as well as several strategies that allow us to overcome barriers to connecting across cultures.
Robust, Sustainable Mentoring Networks: A Basis for Mentoring as a DisciplineMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
Networks, built of nodes and edges, are used to describe how the smallest components of cells interact and also to represent the functioning of tissues, the immune system, and the human body itself. Networks are fundamental to life. While many of these networks are robust to change, i.e.
Emotional IntelligenceJerry Willbur, The Leadership Mentoring Institute
Daniel Goleman popularized the concept of Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ. He argued emotions, and our ability to understand and control them, play a significant role in building effective relationships, making decisions, and future success.
Master Class in Mentoring Programs: Designing, Implementing & EvaluatingLaura G. Lunsford, Campbell University
This workshop is for new and experienced program managers who want to maximize their mentoring program effectiveness. If you want a fantastic mentoring program then this workshop is for you. We will first focus on tips to make sure you have designed a program to meet your organizational goals.
Doing the Work the Right Way: Creating Master Mentors for High Quality ConnectionsAllison McWilliams, Wake Forest University
Whether you are leading a formal mentoring program, trying to build a culture of mentoring within your organization, or serving as a mentor yourself in a formal or information relationship, the tools and strategies that effective mentors use, and the ways in which we support their development, are critical components to successful connections.
Towards the Science of Mentoring
October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Mentoring Across the DifferencesBruce Birren, Broad Institute Philip Cheng, Henry Ford Health System
Mentoring is critical to professional growth, and yet learning about mentoring is often relegated to trial and error. This approach often leaves behind students from historically underrepresent groups, leading to reduced persistence.
Doing the Work the Right Way: Creating Master Mentors for Effective RelationshipsAllison McWilliams, Wake Forest University
Mentoring Skills for Mentees: Strengthening Mentoring Relationships and Circles of Support through Mentee TrainingSarah Schwartz, Suffolk University
Much research on mentoring focuses on training the mentor, with little attention on what mentees bring to the relationship. By teaching young adults the skills both to effectively engage with and make use of their current mentoring relationships, as well as to identify and recruit informal mentors, we can equip them with a skillset they can use throughout their lives.
Research Mentoring for Grant Proposal DevelopmentAnne Marie Weber, University of Minnesota
Grant proposal development is a fundamental skill that professionals in numerous disciplines and work settings must successfully hone. Yet surprisingly, formal training in grant writing is not routinely embedded in graduate degree programs.
Cracking the Code to Impact & Income through InnovationShawn Blanchard, University of Moguls Publishing
This is the most aggressive wealth generating time period in the history of mankind. There is an estimated 1700 new millionaires created every day in America and 1 of 6 Millennials are reported to have at least $100k in their bank account. We have more information and a heightened ability to connect with others due to technology.
Group Dynamics Associated with High Quality Group Mentoring in Educational and Workplace SettingsDawn E. Chanland, Queens University
This session seeks to bridge mentoring theory and practice to benefit those who are researching and/or creating mentoring groups or circles. We will discuss team and mentoring research studies that inform how leaders can shape positive group dynamics that will pique group and individual group member development and performance.
Creating Relational, Co-mentoring Circles with EducatorsKathleen M. Cowin, Washington State University
Learn to create co-mentoring circles based on the art and science of mentoring. Time to provide mentoring for educators, from novice teachers to veteran school leaders, is in short supply in today’s complex schools.
Mentoring Career TransitionsNita Singh Kaushal, Miss CEO
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs 12 times during his or her career. Studies also show that millennials change jobs 4 times by the age of 32. In this session, we will explore effective strategies aimed at helping mentees confidently navigate career transitions in order to achieve long-term professional growth and satisfaction.
Evidence-Based Effective Mentoring PracticeChristine Pfund, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mentoring is associated with academic and career success across disciplines and career stages in higher education. At the junior faculty level, strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and sense of support.
AIME: Mentoring as a Set of Inclusion Practives Within Academic MedicineValerie Romero-Leggott, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Margaret Montoya, University of New Mexico Brenda Pereda, University of New Mexico
AIME: Mentoring as a Set of Inclusion Practices Within Academic Medicine
As academic health centers, other disciplines in higher education, and public and private workplaces across the globe have become more diverse, they also strive to become more inclusive so that everyone feels respected, heard, and valued.
Diversity in Mentorship: Facilitating Effective Intercultural Relationships Between Mentors & ProtégésGabe Veas, The Los Angeles School of Mentorship
How are current mentors provided with high quality, comprehensive, ongoing support to effectively address the needs of protégés from diverse populations? In his Doctoral Commencement Address, Dr.
STEM Teacher Mentoring: Critical Examination of Its Assumptions, Potentials, and ChallengesJian Wang, US PREP National Center
STEM education as an emerging field is seen crucial to the nation’s scientific and technology innovation that will keep its workforce at the competitive edge, offer individuals ample opportunities to pursue social mobility, and provide the important knowledge, skills, and tools for one’s active participation in an ever changing and information society (Bybee, 2013).
It Takes a Village: Why the World Café Model Advances the Collaborative Knowledge of Mentor Conversations in the Science of MentoringCarole Burton, Carolyn Conn, Diana Pierce,
The purpose of applying the World Café Model (2015) for this presentation allows conference attendees to gather and share mentoring perspectives as a “village.” The group, as a whole and individually, will reflect upon methodologies and best practices while addressing the challenges the mentoring community faces.
Creating a Mentoring Research ProjectLillian Eby, University of Georgia
This interactive, participant-centered workshop will provide guidance on how to develop a research project on mentoring from the ground-up.
The Art and Science of Funding Mentoring Programs: Lessons Learned and Strategies that WorkLevon T. Esters, Purdue University
Funding is critically important for the development, growth, and sustainability of mentoring programs. Though research-based projects tend to garner the majority of funding from federal agencies and private organizations; opportunities are available for researchers and practitioners to fund their mentoring initiatives.
Managing and Evaluating Mentoring ProgramsLaura G. Lunsford, Campbell University
Successful mentoring programs are tailored to meet individual and institutional needs. In this interactive workshop you will learn best practice in managing your mentoring program from great starts by recruiting the right participants and providing mentorship education to successful endings.
Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Choose Your Own AdventureCharles Ashley, Cultivating Coders
Self-Mentoring: Becoming a Cultural Entrepreneur in Organizational CitizenshipMarsha Carr, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Most institutional systems struggle to find a balance in the political and human structure of the organization in promoting a healthy and viable environment or ‘organizational culture’. Michael Fullan confers this delicate yet desired balance in a system as ‘organizational citizenship’ – when the individuals in the system operate as a whole and not for individual gain.
Unraveling Mentoring through Ten Years of Research and PracticeNora Dominguez, UNM Mentoring Institute
In this session, Dr. Domínguez will delve into the findings, themes, and frameworks revealed through her mentoring practice in higher education, and the theoretical models and case studies presented in the last ten mentoring conferences hosted at the University of New Mexico.
Cultural Competency: Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Through MentoringLisa Fain, Center for Mentoring Excellence
The key to growth and innovation lies in leveraging differences and creating environments where everyone can bring their best ideas to the table. Mentoring provides a safe space to generate ideas, promote deeper understanding and explore options that lead to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Innovative Mentoring for Student Success through Transformational Leadership PrinciplesSandra Harris, Lamar University
Research studies have affirmed that transformational leaders are able to establish professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the larger community which contribute to a positive school culture. These leaders who incorporate transformational leadership principles have the potential to transform schools into places where students are more likely to be successful.
Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve ImpactNita Singh Kaushal, Miss CEO
In today’s workplace, women are underrepresented in many key fields and positions. Studies show that women hold just 20 percent of board seats and make up only 4.6 percent of S&P 500 CEOs. And an astounding 56 percent of women in technology leave the industry within ten years, largely because they face an inhospitable work culture or lack support.
Just Married: Trust and InnovationChad Littlefield, We and Me
How might we foster a culture of innovation in our programs? Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker, presents a compelling and practical perspective on how to make a shift in both mindset and a culture from a place of "me" to a place of "we" where innovation pops out of being a buzz word.
Growth Culture: How to Develop Innovative, Entrepreneurial Leaders Through Mentoring and EmpowermentAntoinette Oglethorpe, Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd.
Employee engagement and organization culture are so intertwined that it is difficult to mention one without the other. And professional growth and development is the glue that binds the two together. If an organization wants to develop innovative, entrepreneurial leaders, the culture needs to support their professional growth.
The Innovative MentorOfelia Olivero, Diversity Intramural Workforce Branch
Innovation is a critical component of today’s business enterprise. Innovative thinkers should be empowered by innovative mentors. Facilitating the reshaping of traditional mentor into the new innovative one implies enabling them to perform a deep self-assessment, to connect with themselves and find their real wishes and motivations with regard to mentoring.
Mentoring Across DifferenceDana E. Bible, Sam Houston State University Marsha Carr, University of North Carolina-Wilmington Regina Dixon-Reeves, University of Chicago
Mentoring programs should not always mirror or emulate each other. These programs must reflect differences that are often ignored due to time constraints, deficiency in planning, or lack of awareness.
Effective MentoringBruce Birren, Broad Institute Stephanie House, 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.
The Coaching and Mentoring Way in Mentoring and LeadershipBob 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.
How To Mentor, Coach, and Lead An Age Diverse Workforce and Multi-generational TeamsTamara Thorpe, Organizational Development Consultant
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.
Evaluating Mentoring Programs: A Review of Benchmarks and Assessment Techniques to Monitor and Improve Your ProgramLaura 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’.
A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation
October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Mentoring that Matters: Using the Power of Mentoring to Help Veteran TransitionsTammy Allen, University of South Florida
With an estimated average of 200,000 talented and experienced military members transitioning from the military to the civilian workplace each year, U.S. companies and organizations have responded in concerted fashion to assist with this transition and take advantage of this strong source of talent.
This is your Brain on Mentoring: The Neuroscience of Creating the Optimal State for Receptive EngagementAnn Betz, BEabove Leadership
As human development practitioners, whether mentors, coaches, or counselors, we are ultimately concerned with wanting those we serve to connect, engage, and be able to make the changes they desire.
The Future of Supported Mentoring — What’s Happening Now and What Comes Next?David Clutterbuck, European Mentoring and Coaching Council
With a few, isolated early exceptions, supported mentoring programmes emerged less than 40 years ago. Their evolution over that time has been rapid, both in North America and around the world.
East Meets West: How Mindfulness Might Be Leveraged to Enhance MentoringLillian Eby, University of Georgia
In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the application of mindfulness principles to organizational and educational settings. Mindfulness is a state of consciousness characterized by awareness and observation in the present moment without reactivity or judgment.
Cultural Competency in Mentoring: Strategies for Connecting Across DifferenceLisa Fain, Center for Mentoring Excellence
There is near universal consensus that paying attention to Diversity and Inclusion is beneficial for student, staff and faculty engagement and organizational success. Often, organizations employ mentoring programs to effect inclusion, or to help promote diversity within the organization.
Adding to the Mentor’s Repertoire or Innovation in Mentoring Practice Through Coaching SkillsBob Garvey, York St John Business School
Both mentoring and coaching often share similar skills and processes. Much depends on the context and the purpose of the mentoring as to when to use coaching skills.
In this keynote I will explore the skills from a specific technique in coaching known as ‘solution focus’.
Competence, Boundaries, and Cultural Humility: Toward a Mentoring Code of EthicsBrad Johnson, US Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University
Exploring the Cultural Aspects of MentoringFrances Kochan, Emeriti Auburn University
Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that MatterChad Littlefield, We and Me
The session will introduce a new suite of tools for building relationships of trust in a mentoring context.
Health Sciences Center Faculty Mentoring in Scholarship is Useful...but first train the trainerAkshay Sood, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Rationale: There is a nationwide shortage of mentors for faculty mentees engaged in scholarship, particularly at small-sized institutions. While mentee training programs are common, few programs focus on developing mentors.
Mentoring and Leadership Insights for Millennials (NOT About Millennials)Tamara Thorpe, Organizational Development Consultant
In 2012, Millennials became the most researched generation of our time. Since then the amount of research on this generation has increased exponentially, covering various aspects from workplace trends and social engagement to financial habits and sexual tendencies.
Embracing Who We Are: The Significance of Narrative in Successful Mentoring and InclusionMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
In thinking about decades of mentoring, I have come to believe that mentoring success comes from the two-way conversation, a sharing of narratives between mentor and mentee. When we think of “what stuck” in what we gave a mentee and what they gave us, it is usually the story of each person that we remember.
Looking Back/Moving ForwardLois Zachary, Leadership Development Services, LLC
A Pragmatic Approach to MentoringJane Lewes, The Learning Consultancy Eileen Murphy,
Part A: The Building Blocks of Mentoring Relationships
Part A will focus on the six
The Power of We: Creating Community through Positive Social Risks and Conversations that MatterChad Littlefield, We and Me
How might we create more conversations that matter? Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker, will facilitate a deep dive pre-conference session to unpack this question. You will be left with a compelling and thoughtful perspective on how to break down communication barriers and boost connection and engagement in your programs.
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’.
Developmental Networks : The Power of Mentoring and Coaching.
October 24, 2016 - October 28, 2016
Shift the Focus: How Changing the Conversation can Maximize the Mentor/Mentee RelationshipJillian Gonzales, University of New Mexico
In recent years the practice of coaching has been welcomed into the world of mentoring. Coaching offers multiple modalities that enhance the practice of mentoring conversations. One such model is Motivational Interviewing originated by William Miller, University of New Mexico and Stephen Rollnick, University of South Wales, 1983.
Starting and Supporting Mentoring ProgramsLaura G. Lunsford, University of Arizona
This intimate and interactive workshop is designed for you if you are a new or experienced mentoring program manager who has oversight for a mentoring program and a desire to improve it. You will develop plans for designing (or redesigning) your mentoring program and learn how to support flourishing mentoring relationships.
Neuroscience and Mentoring: A Toolkit For Building Effective Developmental NetworksJerry Willbur, The Leadership Mentoring Institute
Dramatic improvements in brain scanning devices available to researchers are opening up exciting discoveries about mentoring. We can now observe in real time as the brain reacts to mentoring experiences and actually restructures itself before our eyes.
Conscious Connections to Create Developmental NetworksChad Littlefield, We and Me
How might we create more conversations that matter? Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker, presents a compelling and thoughtful perspective on how to break down communication barriers and boost connection and engagement. The session will introduce a new framework for viewing our interpersonal interactions.
Mentoring and the Work of InnovationAudrey J. Murrell, University of Pittsburgh
The power of mentoring relationships has been shown to impact a wide variety of organizational outcomes such as career development, leadership cultivation and diversity matters. This talk will make the case that the next phase of mentoring research should focus on the role that mentoring can play in driving the critical work of innovation.
A New Approach to Cultivate Mentoring RelationshipsJean Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mentoring relationships have emerged as a key factor in the educational attainment and academic success of underrepresented college students, yet data indicate that such students are less likely to form these vital connections during college.
The Skilled Coachee: Lessons for Mentoring Theory & PracticePaul Stokes, Sheffield Business School (SBS)
In this session, Stokes will be drawing upon his PhD research which is examined on the premise that, in coaching and mentoring relationships, the coachee can also be deemed as having process skills that are necessary for such relationships to be effective.
The Power of Mentoring Millennials with Generational CompetenceTamara Thorpe, Organizational Development Consultant
Economic shifts over the last twenty years have made the multi-generational workforce a reality, with up to four generations in the workplace today. Millennials became the largest segment of that workforce in 2015, and these increasing numbers are creating significant shifts in the workplace.
Building a Bigger “Us”: Multidimensional Networking and MentoringMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
While we have worked for decades to mentor students for valuable careers in STEM, there are still many organizational areas that lack diversity in terms of gender, race, or ethnicity. Over the years, we continue to observe places of power where women and minorities and even men with different pedigrees are not hired.
Developmental Networks: Learning from Mentors, Coaches, and PeersWendy Murphy, Babson College
The nature of careers has dramatically changed with increasing job mobility, globalization, and technological innovation. In response, the scholarship of mentoring has broadened its scope from a traditional dyadic perspective to a developmental network. A developmental network is defined as a set of people who take an active interest in and action toward advancing an individual’s career.
New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence and Innovation
October 20, 2015 - October 23, 2015
Confronting Paradox: Insights from the Mentoring Experiences of Professional Indian WomenStacy Blake-Beard, Professor of Management, Simmons College
India is facing a number of changes that have implications for women and their participation in the workforce. These women face a challenging paradox. On one hand, there is the hope that they will be contributing factors in the rapidly changing and competitive economy through enhanced participation in the workforce.
An Evidence-based Relational Approach to Creating Powerful Feedback ConversationsLise Lewis, Master Coach Practitioner and EMCC International President
Feedback is generally accepted as being significant in improving leadership and ultimately organisational performance and is integral to coach / mentor practice. Given this emphasis there is scope for improving the activity when the anticipation of engaging with feedback can elicit feelings of anxiety sometimes escalating to fear.
Using Your Enthusiasm and Passion to Enhance Your MentoringDiana E. Northup, Professor Emerita, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences
Visiting Associate Professor, Biology UNM
Effective mentoring can make a crucial difference to young, intelligent students who lack confidence and the advantage of a few decades of experience. Lack of mentoring and a lack of perspective on my part, caused me to abandon my dreams at age eighteen.
Developing Excellence in Leadership and Coaching—for MentorsChris Cook, President & CEO, Capiche Consulting
It’s important that mentees see their mentors as effective and resonant leaders both within their professional field of expertise and within their circles of influence. But that’s not all.
Developing Mentor Leaders: Wired to WinJerry Willbur, The Leadership Mentoring Institute
This workshop will employ exciting new research from the cognitive sciences especially concerning neuroplasticity (brain growth) and the role of mentoring. Using new transcranial magnetic stimulation and scanning techniques we are learning new things about the brain and how mentoring and other interventions can actually change brain structure and functioning.
The Leadership Identity Journey: Transformative Leaps for HumankindCarol A. Mullen, Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Imagining our leadership experience as a journey increases our capacity for leading and mentoring more effectively and purposefully. This “leadership identity journey” presents an absorbing and transformative experience that draws on Joseph Campbell’s universal mythology within a leadership frame of reference.
Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work
October 21, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Reaching Across: Mentoring in a Multicultural SocietyCarlos E. Cortés, University of California, Riverside
In our increasingly multicultural nation and shrinking globe, all of us are likely to mentor -– and be mentored by –- people with whom we share both similarities and differences. This talk will address the opportunities and challenges inherent in such mentoring.
Creating a Sustainable STEM Talent PipelineMary Fernández, MentorNet
Over the past 10 years, U.S. growth in STEM jobs was three times greater than non-STEM jobs. Yet demand in many STEM fields is dramatically outstripping supply. Only one out of ten students who attend college will graduate with a STEM degree, and while 7 out of 10 college students are women or under-represented minorities, only 4 out of 10 are STEM graduates.
Mentoring (alone) Is Not The Answer: Take A Strategic Approach And Achieve Much More!Ann Rolfe, Mentoring Works
We look to mentoring to achieve workplace outcomes but are these goals realistic? Too often mentoring is seen as a panacea - it’s assumed mentoring will remedy all ills and resolve the discrepancy between the current situation and the desired one. However, most goal achievement requires a suite of integrated actions.
Mentoring for Life: Inspiring Today's Students to Become Tomorrow's Most Creative, Thoughtful LeadersMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
This plenary session will address the importance of fostering emotional intelligence and psychosocial support in the mentoring relationship for the development of scientists and researchers, and propose best practices for successful application in scientific research fields.
Cultivating a Highly Efficient Mentoring Culture via Neurological BreakthroughsJerry Willbur, The Leadership Mentoring Institute
Based on research conducted by The Leadership Mentoring Institute, and recent breakthroughs in brain scan technology, this plenary will discuss mentoring strategies for establishing highly effective organizations, and how neuroscience can be used across disciplines to supplement existing research available on mentoring.
A Conversation With Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite Of PassageCarlos E. Cortés, University of California, Riverside
"A Conversation with Alana" is a one-hour, one-person autobiographical play written and performed by Carlos E. Cortés, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside.
The Dynamics of Coaching & Mentoring Relationships in the WorkplaceBob Garvey, York St John Business School
Mentoring and coaching are employed increasingly in the workplace for a variety of purposes. As human beings, we are brilliant at relationships and very poor at them as well. Human relationships are both dynamic and complex, and mentoring and coaching relationships are no less complex than other types of relationships.
Designing Effective Mentoring ProgramsAnn Rolfe, Mentoring Works
Imagine what it would be like if your mentoring program were the benchmark for other industries. Or, other organizations looked at what you had done as a model.
The Power of Positive MentoringJerry Willbur, The Leadership Mentoring Institute
This pre-conference workshop will use both qualitative and quantitative research, plus insights from thirty years in the field of mentoring, to explore the importance of the development of emotional intelligence ‘people savvy’ skills in the effective mentoring connection.
Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships
October 29, 2013 - November 1, 2013
Keys to the Development and Implementation of Formal Mentoring ProgramsTammy D. Allen, University of South Florida
Formal mentoring programs can be an effective strategy for enhancement of employee and student retention, socialization, and diversity development. However, poorly designed and executed programs can do more harm than good.The objective of this session will be to share a set of evidence-based guidelines for implementing programs within organizational and academic settings.
How Much Do Mentees Need Goals?David Clutterbuck, European Mentoring & Coaching Council
There is an assumption in much of the literature on mentoring and coaching that the learner will benefit from having very specific (SMART) goals. But what's the evidence for this. David shares the results of several years' exploration of this topic, which have resulted in the publication later in 2013 of the book Beyond Goals.
Facilitating High Quality Mentoring Relationships: Evidence-based RecommendationsLillian T. Eby, University of Georgia
Mentoring relationships represent an important personal and professional development opportunity for youth, students, and employees alike. However, often mentoring programs and practices are implemented without careful consideration of the science of mentoring.
Developmental Relationships: A Critique of Two Decades of Published Research from the Mentoring and Tutoring JournalBeverly J. Irby, Mentoring and Tutoring Journal, Editor
The Session will cover a decade of published literature on the topic of developmental relationships in mentoring. A critique of the types of literature on the topic and definitions of the topic, which have been published in the journal, Mentoring and Tutoring, will be addressed.
Mentoring in Higher EducationWilliam A. Gray, Mentoring Solutions President
This Workshop provides information and hands-on activities associated with developing productive formalized mentoring relationships, based on experience doing this since 1978 for over 40,000 mentor-protege partners in over 150 organizations.
Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology for MentorsRochelle Lari, Sandia National Laboratories
A workshop outlining how the establishment of developmental relationships help with motivation, self-control, self-awareness, personal communication and personal relationships.
Mentoring in Creativity and the ArtsFalko Steinback, Soloist, Composer and Piano Pedagogue Elizabeth J. Kuuttila, Courtney Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics & Rheumatology, UNM Children’s Hospital & School of Medicine
Mentoring in Creativity and the Arts is a special session that reflects on the various ways that creativity and developmental relationships intersect, while highlighting the importance of creativity throughout all disciplines. Dr.
Facilitating Developmental Relationships for SUCCESS
October 24, 2012 - October 26, 2012
Mentoring Innovation: The Experience of a Composer-ScientistElaine Bearer, Professor, The University of New Mexico
The ability to find meaning in music, to create original musical works, and to think musical thoughts has long caught the attention of philosophers, historians, mathematicians, acoustic engineers, as well as biologists, anatomists, neuroscientists and cognitive scientists.
The Role of Mentors in Musical PerformersGuillermo Figueroa, Artistic Director of The Figueroa Music and Arts Project
A presentation by Guillermo Figueroa, a long time violinist, violist and conductor, on musical comprehension and the various ways in which it is acquired, nurtured, or rejected. Specific topics will include: 1. The importance of family influences.
Mentoring in the ArtsCourtney Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics & Rheumatology, UNM Children’s Hospital & School of Medicine
Mentoring in medicine and the arts is a lifelong experience-–as both mentor and mentee. We are to be conscientious caretakers-- good stewards--of our talents and education and of those opportunities for the education and edification of others. And we must not forget that we always have much to learn from our colleagues, students, friends, and patients.
De-mystifying the Creative and Drawing ProcessesAmy Stein, Professional Artist
In the mentoring process, my focus is to de-mystify the creative and drawing process. I believe that art is a gateway to healing and self- validation. During my art workshop, my primary objective is to empower participants to access their inner artist. Most people have been conditioned to believe that they are not artists.
Processing Movement and Sound from a Pianist’s and Composer’s PerspectiveFalko Steinback, Soloist, Composer and Piano Pedagogue
My composition “Figures” is a piano cycle comprised of 17 independent etudes. The etudes are connected thematically, through both technical and musical aspects, whereby each one has its own focus. The idea for this cycle grew out of my work on the “Compendium of Piano Technique”.
Energizing the WaterMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
Mentoring is a word that is used to define interactions at many levels. It can be a one-off interaction in which you give a student a book or it can be a life-long dialogue. I think that it is important, when we talk about mentoring to know what we mean before we start to say things about it.
Coaching Skills for MentorsMaureen Breeze, National and International Speaker, Co-author, Lead Trainer & Coach at Lifebound
In this session, participants will be introduced to academic coaching and witness first-hand how coaching skills can be used to create bonds with students, develop intrinsic motivation, help students create vision for their futures, and promote accountability.
Flying Your True ColorsDavid L. Eng, President and Chief Learning Officer of DLE Consultants
True Colors is a simple model of personality identification for people of all ages that improves communications and relationships through recognition of a person’s true character. Utilizing colors as a metaphor to differentiate the four basic personality types, True Colors becomes an uncomplicated language for every individual to convey complex ideas very simply.
Mentoring In Higher EducationLaura G. Lunsford, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Arizona South
This workshop will focus on how to build high quality mentoring relationships through: 1) development of mentoring competencies and skills, and 2) development of standards and benchmarks. Mentoring programs have proliferated on college campuses and focus on mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty.
A Confucius Model of Mentoring RelationshipXiu Gang, President, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China Chuo Jingzhong, Director, Confucius Institute, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China
A review of large amount of literature on the theme of mentoring reveals that remarkable achievements have been made in the west academic fields including business, government, medicine, law as well as education whereas little research has been done in non-western scholarship especially in China.
Formal Mentoring: “Evil Step-Sister” or “Perfect Cousin” to Informal Relationships?Belle R. Ragins, Professor, Human Resource Management
Formal mentoring is often assumed to be less effective than informal relationships, yet there are many hidden strengths in formal relationships. This session will dispel the myths and illuminate the potential strengths of formal mentoring.
Learning Across Disciplines
October 26, 2011 - October 28, 2011
Emerging themes in mentoringDavid Clutterbuck, European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Mentoring has evolved a great deal since formal programs began in the early 1980s. Early on in the evolution of formal mentoring the US and Europe went different directions, with the US emphasizing sponsorship and relatively directive behav- iors and Europe emphasizing non-directive developmental behaviors. Increasingly these two models are being mixed and matched in novel ways.
Mentoring: Advanced Skills Development WorkshopDavid Clutterbuck, European Mentoring & Coaching Council
This workshop is aimed at experienced mentors, who want to add a range of different approaches and techniques to their practice; and at program managers, who need to help mentors overcome setbacks.
Mentoring Best Practices in Academic SettingsLaura G. Lunsford, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Arizona South Mary Irwin, University of Arizona
Mentoring programs have proliferated on college campuses with goals for student retention and to develop their re- search/academic interests. These programs involve a variety of mentors and mentoring techniques. There are peer mentoring programs, faculty-student mentoring programs, and group mentoring activities.
Creating Effective Mentoring ProgramsMichael Shenkman, Best Practice Resources, Inc.
Mentoring is approaching a threshold. While mentoring was once considered to be an informal process, now institutions are creating “mentoring programs.” These are engagements that provide a certain kind of support that is distinguished from other services.
Deepening the Quality of Mentoring: The Un-DiscussableJoseph Pascarelli, International Mentoring Association
Empowerment is the fundamental focus of Mentoring—strengthening the determination, resiliency, self-confidence, and positive inner drive of the mentee. It is all based on the relationship between the mentee and the mentor -- the deeper the relationship, the greater the empowerment.
The Importance of Caring in Mentoring Relationships: Defining and Exploring an Old Concept as a New ConstructScott N. Taylor, University of New Mexico
There has recently been an emergence in research on the importance of compassion, empathy, perspective taking, authenticity, and the like. These have been shown to be critical to the development of stronger connections in the workplace, stronger individual performance, and higher employee engagement. In this plenary session we will present the beginning of our own research on these issues.
Mentoring Theory & Practice: Learning from the Past & Envisioning the Future
October 27, 2010 - October 29, 2010
Mentoring & Inclusion - Diversity UnleashedCarmen M. Carter, Multicultural Women's Council
Workshops about mentoring and inclusion are some of the most important sessions anyone will ever attend. Surprisingly, the goal of diversity is not necessarily diversity itself.
Learning From the Past & Envisioning the FutureJoseph Pascarelli, International Mentoring Association
In this session, Dr.
Coaching and Mentoring with Compassion: Helping Others Develop Social and Emotional CompetenceScott N. Taylor, University of New Mexico
Why is developing social and emotional competence (ESC) critical to leading, managing, mentoring,
Variations on the Mentoring Theme: New Forms and PracticesKathy E. Kram, Boston University
Globalization, increasingly diverse workforces, rapid changes in technology, and persistent environmental turbulence are shaping contemporary workplaces. These forces require individuals and organizations to develop the capacity to learn effectively and efficiently, if they are to successfully meet the challenges they face.
Creating Effective Mentoring ProgramsLaura G. Lunsford, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Arizona South
Enormous resources in time and money are invested in mentoring programs. How do you know if this investment is a good one? How can you show that a mentoring program is effective and successful? This workshop will equip you with the skills to answer these questions. The workshop is appropriate for both new and experienced professionals.
Best Practices in Academic SettingsBarry W. Sweeny, Best Practice Resources, Inc.
Tired of “workshops” that are all lecture and presenters who do not “walk their talk”? Attend this workshop for a refreshing change, but come prepared to participate and to grow your skills.
Making the Most of Mentoring In a World of Change
November 16, 2009 - November 18, 2009
Developing Effective Mentoring ProgramsLarry Carroll, Elmhurst College
The workshop will assist participants in developing effective mentoring programs which focus on reaching desired organizational goals. The program will address key issues faced in the designing, implementation, and assessment of an effective mentoring program. The workshop will address the best practices of effective mentoring.
Mentoring and the Responsible Conduct of Research: How do Graduate Students Learn To Mentor?William Gannon,
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently required that any grant awarded to an investigator that supported post-doctoral research must provide training in mentoring for those post-docs. Even more recently, NSF is considering requiring responsible conduct of research training to graduate students and others supported by their funding by early 2010.
EPowerment: Online Mentoring as an Enabler of Empowerment and EngagementIzzy Justice, Founder and CEO of EQmentor Inc.
Five learning principles are a prerequisite for substantive learning: an extended learning model, mentoring, outcome-based learning, emotional safety, and multi-mode learning. Mentoring is a great way to ensure new leaders are properly equipped to handle the challenges of their new roles. Viewed this way, mentoring is a process rather than an outcome.
The Power of Mentoring Lies in Empowerment—the Development of Human PotentialJoseph Pascarelli, International Mentoring Association
What is empowerment? What are the ways in which mentors empower others to believe and trust in se
Holistic Mentoring: What My Grandmother Taught MeMaggie Werner-Washburne, University of New Mexico
Mentoring is a combination of listening with your mind and heart. The goal of mentoring is to help each student find their heart’s path, whether this is science or architecture, and empower them to find their own voice, and help them understand what education really is and can do.
Framing the ConversationLois Zachary, Leadership Development Services, LLC
Dr. Zachary will introduce the “4C concepts” as a framework to stimulate reflection and focus our conversation about mentoring practice during the Institute.
Fostering a Mentoring Culture in the 21st Century
October 22, 2008 - October 24, 2008
The Elements of Exceptional Mentorship: What your 21st Century Students (and faculty) Want You to KnowW. Brad Johnson, United States Naval Academy
This closing address will highlight the best evidence-supported ingredients to effective mentorships. Salient matters of style, skill, and integrity will be highlighted. Participants will be encouraged to become deliberate and intentional in the mentor role.
Virtual MentoringIzzy Justice, Founder and CEO of EQmentor Inc.
Dr. Justice believes that concepts and theories can be learned in a classroom or training environment, but learning that resu lts in lasting change is the result of a committed learner over a committed period of time. Furthermore, it is the mistakes we m ake and the challenges we face that help us learn.
Mentorship of New Faculty at UNM's College of EducationElizabeth Noll, The University of New Mexico, College of Education
In this session, Dr. Elizabeth Noll (Associate Dean, UNM College of Education), will describe the College of Education's Mentorship Program for New Faculty, including its various components and the successes and challenges it has faced. This is an interactive session in which the audience will be invited to share their ideas and questions.
Multicultural Student-Faculty Relationships in Graduate EducationLewis Schlosser, Seton Hall University
Dr. Schlosser will present the tenets of an emerging theory of student-faculty relationships in graduate school that is infused with multicultural considerations. He will also offer implications of this theory and suggestions for future research. Finally, Dr.