Optimizing Mentoring Relationships by Aligning Expectations: A Workshop for Faculty, Postdocs and Graduate Students

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
MSU Union (Ballroom) 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

The goal of this workshop is to provide a structured forum for important discussions about the role that both faculty and graduate students/Postdocs play in optimizing mentoring relationships in the research context. The workshop will be divided into both plenary and breakout sessions, allowing faculty and graduate students/Postdocs to have conversations about opportunities and challenges together, as well in separate venues (as cohorts). In this workshop, faculty and graduate students/Postdocs will be introduced to a framework for aligning expectations in mentoring relationships. After this introduction, faculty and graduate students/Postdocs will engage in cohort-specific conversations and be exposed to tools that can be utilized to prompt proactive productive conversations about expectations over the course of a mentoring relationship. All participants will be brought together for cross-cohort conversation about shared and differing perspectives, opportunities and challenges.

Faculty registration is now full.

Students/Postdocs registration is now full.

UPDATE October 17: If you'd like to be placed on a wait list please email gradwrsp@grd.msu.edu and provide your name, department, and if you are a faculty or student/postdoc.