MUD Cards. Seminar Mentoring Connections 10-5-16

MUD CARDS                                     Seminar:  Mentoring Connections
M. Godek and D. Eustace            October 5, 2016

LIKES

  1. Real examples to illustrate the information provided
  2. Audience engagement
  3. Dynamic between the two presenters
  4. Specific Formal Mentor model example that did not work out
  5. Expectations of mentors and mentees
  6. How to open up a dialogue

QUESTION(S)

What goes into a good mentor/mentee program?
THANK YOU.
GOALS:  I HAVE SEEN MOST MENTORING PROGRAMS ASSOCIATED
WITH EITHER “ON-BOARDING”,
WITH RETENTION OF TOP TALENT, AND
WITH ROUNDING OUT SELECTED INDIVIDUAL’S EXPERIENCE,
BACKGROUND, GROOMING FOR HIGHER POSITIONS.
YOU CAN SEE WHERE THESE CAN BE MONITORED, BEST PRACTICES
IDENTIFIED, SPECIFIC MENTOR TRAINING PROGRAMS SET UP AND
PEOPLE SELECTED FOR EACH ROLEl

SEE FOR AN OVERVIEW:  http://chronus.com/blog/top-10-mentoring-program-best-practices

FORMAL PROGRAMS ARE SET UP IN LARGER FIRMS AND MANY
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.   REMEMBER THERE IS AN ULTERIOR
MOTIVE FOR THE ORGANIZATION IN EACH CASE, USUALLY NO
EXTRA PAY OR BENEFITS FOR MENTORS,

How would you, as a grad student, reach out to potential mentors?
THANK YOU.
IDENTIFY WHO WOULD BE A GOOD MENTOR FOR YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
OFTEN TIMES PEOPLE WITH A VARIETY OF EXPERIENCES IN THEIR BACKGROUND
STAND OUT IN PROVIDING HELPFUL, EVEN IN, CONTRARY SUGGESTIONS.
WHO HAS GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS,
WHO WANTS TO DO MENTORING WITH YOU, WHO HAS THE TIME.
PERAHPS START WITH INFORMATION INTERVIEW OR NETWORKING INTERVIEW
[TAUGHT IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE—SPRING SEMESTER]

If looking to make a career transition, how do you approach this with potential mentors?
MARISHA AND I PRIVATELY DISCUSSED TAKING SHORT PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS,
ASSIGNMENTS IN OTHER AREAS, VOLUNTEERING FOR EXTRAMURAL ROLES
THAT OFFER TRAINING AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TOWARD THE AREAS OF
INTEREST.                                                                              NOTE GOAL ORIENTATION.
1)SET GOALS.
2)SET TIME LINES.
3)DO INFORMATION INTERVIEWS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT WORKS AND
CHALLENGES.
4)ASK QUESTIONS.
5)LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE OF THE NEW CAREER PATH.
NOTE Added:  Please view two Blog items on “Trust”:
http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=1165
http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=1168


One thought on “MUD Cards. Seminar Mentoring Connections 10-5-16

  1. Chandra:
    Whole session was very informative with many questions and follow-ups.
    Much thought and examples were included in the discussion.
    In such sessions where Dan presents such critical topics makes
    concepts and choices clearer and easier to implement.
    It was extremely helpful.

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