Date(s) - 11/06/2021 All Day
This online workshop will be run in two half-day sessions.
The first session 11th June 9.30 am – 1pm, will explore what (academic) mentoring is and why it is necessary to have a mentor in order to develop your academic career. We will help you to think about what type of mentor/mentoring relationship would suit you. We then look at how to map and extend your existing academic networks and how you might use these in order to identify a suitable mentor.
The second session, 28th June 9.30-1pm, will concentrate on setting up the mentoring relationship and getting the most of it. We will explore some models which could help you structure your initial sessions, helping you to identify a topic, to work on and to develop a mentoring action plan. We will also touch on alternative and additional forms of peer mentoring such as ‘critical friendship’ and ‘action learning’. We conclude by sharing our experiences of being mentored and developing mentoring skills within academic contexts.
The workshops are deliberately timetabled two weeks apart in order to give you time to action the learning of the first part and to identify a mentor or several possible mentors. The second half then will help to give you the confidence to set up the mentoring session and to start to develop the relationship.
Dr Alexandra Bristow is senior lecturer at the Open University. Her research interests include the production and politics of knowledge in the field of management, management research philosophies, and academic work, identity and careers. She has researched (with Sarah Robinson and Olivier Ratle) the predicament, identity, work and careers of early career business school academics. She is experienced in training and developing management researchers.
Prof. Sarah Robinson is professor in management and organisation studies at the University of Glasgow. She has a long-standing interest in workplace learning and development and has researched (with Alexandra Bristow and Olivier Ratle) the learning and development of early career academics in UK universities. She is an experienced Action Learning facilitator and has considerable experience of mentoring and being mentored in the HEI context.
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