Laboratory National Mentoring Month Workshop
Saturday, January 25, 2014
10 AM - 12:45 PM; Registration starts
at 9:30 AM
University of Chicago
Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS)
Meeting Room W301/W303
929 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awisargonne-national-laboratory-national-mentoring-month-workshop-tickets-10133356141
9:30-10 AM – Registration
10-10:20 AM – Welcome
Brief introduction of
Introduction of keynote
Keynote speaker: Ann
Schlenker, Director for Transportation Research, Argonne
10:20-11:45 AM – Speed mentoring rotations
Mentees split into groups
5-7 groups, 1 mentor and
up to 4 mentees per group, TBD based on participants
Mentor-to-mentee Q&A (5-10
minutes) with brief introductions
Mentors open by introducing
themselves, followed by quick mentee introductions. Mentors can ask any questions they may
have about the new generation workforce.
Q&A (5-10 minutes)
Leaders start by making a statement about a topic suggested below
for stimulating conversation (choose any one topic per rotation). Topics can
include the following:
- How does your institution provide support for
mentorship between different career levels?
- Are there any ways that institutions could further help to
establish a more active mentoring climate (creating networking resources,
- What advice do you have on the number of mentors one should have
and the appropriate amount of contact to maintain with them?
- How has mentorship helped you advance your career?
- Where are some good resources for finding and selecting mentors,
and how can you identify an appropriate mentor?
- How does one effectively communicate and align expectations in a
Mentees rotate to different tables
Rotating: A session moderator will keep time and allow time for
groups to transition, by asking mentees to get up and change tables. This is to
ensure that everyone gets to talk to all the mentors with different topics each
time. Length of time for each rotation depends on the number of participants.
11:45 AM-12:45 PM – Closing: lunch with additional
Please join us!