This seminar is the first in a 3-part series, run through UC Davis' Professors for the Future pogram, that is aimed at providing graduate students and postdocs with inclusive mentorship skills. During this first session, we will discuss ways to recruit a diverse set of mentees, develop stratgies for setting goals and expectations, and identify common pitfalls associated with mentor/mentee communication through the assessment of case studies. We will also be joined by the director of the Student Disabilities Center, Jennifer Billeci, to discuss resources available to mentees with disabilities, and how we, as mentors, can provide any necessary assistance.
Inclusive Mentorship Seminar Series* Schedule
1/23 from 2:30 to 4PM, Inclusive Mentorship Seminar 1: Learning to Communicate/Setting Goals and Expectations (in partnership with the Student Disabilities Center)
2/13 from 2:30 to 4PM, Inclusive Mentorship Seminar 2: Identifying and Resolving Challenges/Issues (in partnership with the Women's Resources and Research Center)
3/14 from 1:30 to 3PM, Inclusive Mentorship Seminar 3: Evaluating our Progress as Mentors/Developing a Mentoring Philosophy (in partnership with the LGBTQIA Resource Center)
*A certificate of completion will be provided to all those that attend all three seminars. All sessions will be based off of the 'Entering Mentoring' guidebook by Jo Handelsman et al.
This seminar is open to graduate students and postdocs of all background and from all disciplines.
Feel free to contact Alli Injaian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.