Questions about mentoring. Think of an ideal mentor from your past. What made them so effective? What are some strategies to avoid as a mentor? Where can you find a mentor?. Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdocs: Considerations for Future Faculty.
Think of an ideal mentor from your past. What made them so effective?
What are some strategies to avoid as a mentor?
Where can you find a mentor?
Laura Harrington – Associate Professor, Entomology, Cornell University
Christine Holmes – Director of Postdoctoral Studies, Cornell University
Colleen McLinn – Program Director, CU-CIRTL
"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."
-Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
After this session, you will be able to:
The Now Habit at Work, by Neil Fiore
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Nonviolent Communication: The Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
What do you wish you had known?
“To lay out expectations for the relationship at the very beginning.”
“To not do everything for my mentee - to encourage them to be in charge of their own experience.”
“To have the courage to say this is no longer working for us - to end the relationship even if it is your own graduate student.”
“To not suffocate my mentee with too much advice.”
“Not all mentors can be confidential - you have to be careful what you say and really know who you can trust.”
– Cornell faculty
Scenarios for Discussion Future Faculty
Scenario A Future Faculty
Scenario B Future Faculty
Scenario C Future Faculty
Scenario D Future Faculty
Answer in the chat window:
How do the mentoring needs of postdocs differ from those of graduate students?
Source: National Postdoc Association