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NUCATS Series on Developing and Enhancing Mentoring Relationships

In response to faculty and leadership requests for additional mentoring training, NUCATS is launching a new series of eight 90-minute workshops related to mentoring and mentor development. These workshops are designed to develop and enhance mentoring relationships from both mentee and mentor perspectives.

These 90-minute sessions will use an open discussion format, breakout groups, and hypothetical case scenarios as the impetus for participants to reflect on their own experiences in mentoring – as a mentee and/or as a mentor. Typically, the workshops allow participants to be in focused small groups based on their faculty rank and/or track.

The cross-disciplinary content covers critical building blocks of all mentoring relationships, including identifying mentoring needs, establishing and aligning expectations in mentoring, maintaining effective communication, mentoring across differences, and additional mentoring skills and strategies.

One session each will be held in October and December (see calendar below). Beginning January 2021, these Mentoring Workshops will be held the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 AM.

These workshops are open to all NUFSM faculty; new faculty members in particular are encouraged to attend the first four workshops. Faculty are not required to have attended previous workshops in order to attend an upcoming workshop.

The current schedule is listed below. Please sign up here to be invited to register via Zoom.

 Schedule of Mentoring Workshops*

Date/Time Topic/Facilitator(s) Location

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Articulating your Mentoring Needs

 

Kenzie A. Cameron, PhD, MPH

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Virtually via Zoom

Information will be sent to registered faculty

Thursday, December 10, 2020

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Establishing and Aligning Expectations in Mentoring

 

Kenzie A. Cameron, PhD, MPH

Virtually via Zoom

Information will be sent to registered faculty

Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Maintaining Effective Communication/Difficult Conversations

 

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

TBD

Thursday, February 4, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Mentoring Across Differences/Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Mentoring

 

Rick McGee, PhD

 

TBD

Thursday, March 4, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Mentor Mapping and Mentoring Networks

TBD

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Creating SMART Goals for your Feinberg Faculty Portal and your Career Development Plan

TBD

Thursday, May 6, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Evaluating your Goals/Evaluating your Mentee’s Goals

TBD

Thursday, June 3, 2021

 

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Articulating your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan 

TBD

*Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all 2020 Workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration will be capped at 50 participants for the virtual workshops. When possible, we will return to conducting the workshops in-person. We will update the website as time progresses.

Workshop faculty director and staff: Kenzie A. Cameron, PhD, MPH, Director, NUCATS Mentoring Programs, and Research Professor in the Departments of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Education, Preventive Medicine, and Medical Social Sciences, and Jaime Ziegler, Program Coordinator, Center for Education and Career Development.

The NUCATS Series on Developing and Enhancing Mentoring Relationships is supported by the NUCATS Center for Education and Career Development navigator

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