Customizing Mentoring for your Professional Development: How to design your Personal Board of Advisors?
In today’s dynamic work environment marked with constant changes and uncertainty, individuals need to take a self-directed approach to managing their careers. Mentoring is an important tool that imparts portable skills, knowledge, and abilities needed for one’s career advancement across organizational boundaries. In the wake of the changes in the career landscape in recent years such as increasingly diverse workforce and heightened awareness of social justice, shortened job tenures, and reliance on technology due to the impact of Covid-19, it is critical to examine how Mentoring can be customized to build resilience and develop skills needed to cope and thrive amidst the unprecedented complexity and ambiguity surrounding us. In the current times, it is inconceivable to think that one type of mentor can meet all of an individual’s development needs. This talk will share the latest research and practice of different types of Mentoring Models (e.g., Traditional and Relational Dyadic Mentoring, Developmental Networks with Senior, Peer, Reverse Mentors from professional and personal life domains, Mentoring Episodes), challenges inherent in Diversified Mentoring Relationships, and critical issues concerning E-mentoring. Knowledge about the unique value of each type of Mentoring Model and associated benefits and challenges will enable attendees to be proactive and self-directed in assembling their own Personal Board of Advisors.
is Associate Professor of Human
Resource Development (HRD) and Department Chair of the
Policy, Organization, and
Leadership (POL) department. Her research aims to explore how different developmental initiatives (e.g., mentoring, coaching, leadership development) can facilitate workplace learning and development through building inclusive relational spaces and countering the prevalence of workplace incivility.
This hybrid event is open to junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students!