Role and Qualifications of Mentors, Co-mentors & Research Supervisors. Pierre Julien PhD CHUL Research Center Ste-Foy, Qc. Mentorship & Education. Transdisciplinarity: collaboration on study design development and achievement. WHEREAS Mentorship: personal and professional relationship.
Role and Qualifications of Mentors, Co-mentors & Research Supervisors
Pierre Julien PhDCHUL Research CenterSte-Foy, Qc
Mentorship & Education
Transdisciplinarity: collaboration on study design development and achievement.WHEREAS
Mentorship: personal and professional relationship
Mentorship involved all professional fields: commercial - industrial - university disciplines;
Mentorship and the web;
Moving relationship process for the Mentor & the Mentee;
Involved continuous remodeling of objectives: continuous reviewing of his or her opinions or points of view with others;
AIM is to increase professional relationship - to train outstanding professionals with community oriented professionals (concerned by others and with community welfare)
Usefulness of Mentoring
Kenneth Wilson, Nobel-laureat physicist, Ohio State University:
“There is two ways to get on with successful training,
You could take a practice run with somebody who has lots of experience and the ability to shareit.
The other way is to be taken to the base of Everest, dropped off with all the required technical equipment, and told to get to the top or quit. If you don’t make it, your enthusiasm disappears, and you seek way to avoid similar challenges in the future.”
Mentoring is a powerful and popular way to learn a variety of personal and professional skills.
The origin of the term is attributed to the Greek mythology.
“In Homer’s Odyssey, Mentor was the teacher of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus.
But Mentor was more than a teacher.
Mentor was half-God and half-man and half-female, believable and yet unreachable. Mentor was the union of both goal and path, wisdom personified.”
(Daloz, LA, Mentorship, Galbraith (Ed), Krieger, 1988)
Concept of Mentoring
3500 years mentoring relationships are still valued.
Mentoring is not a a one-way street where mentoring would be simply means of aspiring young professionals, physicians or researchers to gain a career foothold or a boost the career ladder,
But mentoring is reciprocal relationships between Mentor and Mentee.
Good mentoring is a distinctive and powerful process
Questions to discuss:
Definition of the role of Mentorship, Research Supervision or Collaboration as related to STIRRHS program;
How to build engaging mentoring relationship within STIRRHS?
Does Mentorship suit all professors? (understanding the role of mentor is essential for a good instructor)
How to improve STIRRHS training program?