Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

 

Allison McWilliams

Doing the Work the Right Way: Creating Master Mentors for Effective Relationships

Allison 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 of any successful program, culture, or relationship. In this interactive and intensive pre-conference workshop, we will reflect on how and from where we each enter into this work in order to identify and develop strategic, intentional, and supportive paths forward, to ensure that we are each doing the work the right way. show more

 

Bruce Birren Philip Cheng

Mentoring Across the Differences

Bruce Birren Philip Cheng
Broad Institute 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. One major barrier is our hesitancy as mentors to explicitly address social and racial differences in our mentoring relationships, particularly with mentors from majority groups. show more

 

Sarah Schwartz

Mentoring Skills for Mentees: Strengthening Mentoring Relationships and Circles of Support through Mentee Training

Sarah 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 indicates that Youth Initiated Mentoring, in which youth learn to recruit mentors from their existing social network, may result in longer-lasting and more influential relationships than traditional assigned mentoring (e.g., Schwartz et al., 2012). show more

 

Anne Marie Weber

Research Mentoring for Grant Proposal Development

Anne 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. Trainees and early-career faculty are expected to develop this critical competency through ongoing engagement with individual research mentors in their specific discipline. Such mentorship isn’t always available, however, and can be highly idiosyncratic, representing one person’s experience, writing style, and strategies. show more