Meaningful Mentoring workshop to focus on identifying mentoring needs, mapping a mentor network
The Postdoctoral Program Office will offer the second Meaningful Mentoring workshop of the year on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 201, Room 102. This session will focus on identifying mentoring needs and mapping a mentoring network.
The series is recommended for anyone seeking to strengthen skills as either a mentor or mentee and have more meaningful mentoring relationships. The target audience includes postdoctoral appointees, mentors and supervisors. Topics covered are applicable to non-research settings as well.
All are welcome to attend. Please register by Monday, June 24.
Have you been told that “everyone needs a mentor” but don’t know how to find one? Have you found a mentor but don’t know what to talk about? While mentoring can be a useful tool to advance learning and achieve success with career goals, taking that first step in your mentoring relationship can be overwhelming. This workshop will cover fundamental concepts and basic steps in mentoring. We will address initial considerations for identifying mentoring needs, building a mentoring network, and how to have a meaningful mentoring relationship.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define mentoring
- Demystify mentoring myths
- Identify your mentoring needs
- Map your mentoring network
- Overview of mentoring and mentoring myths
- Understand your role as a mentee
- Case Study — lofty goals are a heavy lift
- Resources for identifying mentoring needs
- Activity — mapping a mentor network
Kristene (Tina) Henne, Ph.D., is the postdoctoral program lead at Argonne. In this role, she facilitates postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues. She has presented JumpStart Seminars on mentoring at Argonne and has facilitated mentoring workshops for organizations such as the National Postdoctoral Association and the Association for Women in Science, Chicago Chapter. Henne earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Purdue University and holds certificates in Mediation Skills Training from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies and the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.