Meaningful mentoring workshop to focus on ways to maintain effective communication in a mentoring relationship
The Postdoctoral Program Office will offer the last meaningful mentoring workshop of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 201, Room 102. This session will focus on ways to maintain effective communication in a mentoring relationship.
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. Case studies, group discussion, and interactive exercises will be used to illustrate learning objectives.
All are welcome to attend. Please register by Friday, Dec. 13.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Provide constructive feedback to mentees
- Identify different communication styles
- Engage mentees/mentors through active listening
- Identify challenges to providing feedback via email
- Introductions and warm up exercise
- Case study exercise–Your Presentation Needs Help
- Activity–assessing communication styles
- Overview of communication styles and strategies for active listening
- Case study exercise–The Feedback E-Mail
- Summary and relation to core values
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.