Celebrate Mentoring Days! June 29-30, 2021

The NORDP Mentoring Committee presents Celebrating Mentoring Days Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30. Come celebrate mentoring!  

All NORDP members are invited to attend.

Dr. Kelly Diggs-Andrews will be the keynote speaker, “Digging Deeper, Doing Better: The Science of Effective and Inclusive Mentoring in STEMM.” Dr. Diggs-Andrews is a senior Master Facilitator with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), where she leads both in-person and virtual workshops for research mentors across career stages and disciplines nationwide.

There will be sessions to bring closure to the 2020 - 2021 cohort of mentor/mentee pairs and orientation for the 2021 - 2022 cohort. For those looking to get involved with the Mentoring Program, information will be presented on Peer Mentoring Groups, which are open to new members all year.

Additional sessions will be presented on Mentoring Across Differences, Building a Network of Mentors, Mentoring in a One-Person Shop or for PUIs, and Bringing Mentoring to Your Home Institution. The complete schedule is below.

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 Tuesday, June 29 (All times listed are EDT)

11:00 am-12:30 pm Opening Keynote: Digging Deeper, Doing Better: The Science of Effective and Inclusive Mentoring in STEMM

Kelly Diggs-Andrews, Diggs-Andrews Consulting LLC

Mentoring is a critical aspect of academic training and research progress, yet is often learned and perfected only through trial and error. This seminar will provide an intellectual framework to accelerate the acquisition of mentoring insights and cultivate effective mentoring relationships. Additionally, participants will learn about evidence-based approaches to broaden participation of culturally diverse groups in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) fields. Overall, participants will gain confidence in working with mentees from diverse backgrounds, add new strategies to their mentoring toolbox, and gain access to available resources to support quality mentorship in their professional careers and at their home institutions. Participants will be able to continue the discussion in breakout group discussions immediately following the keynote on 1) Digging Deeper - the science behind effective mentorship, or 2) Doing Better - mentoring across diverse dimensions.

Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD is the founder and CEO of Diggs-Andrews Consulting, LLC, consulting and media company whose goal is to broaden accessibility to science careers through science outreach, diversity training, and professional development. She is also a senior Master Facilitator with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), where she leads both in-person and virtual workshops for research mentors across career stages and disciplines nationwide. She has led trainings at national scientific conferences for the American Society for Microbiology, International Mentoring Association, the Society for Neuroscience, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, and others as well as numerous colleges, universities, and medical institutes. Her curricular expertise includes Entering Mentoring, Facilitator Training for Entering Mentoring, and Culturally Aware Mentoring.
 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Lobby Chat

The Lobby will be open to give NORDP colleagues the opportunity to meet, greet, share, and connect between sessions.

 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Explore the Pillars of Research Development through Peer Mentoring Group Roundtables

Join a Roundtable Round Robin that will provide an opportunity to explore the benefits of Peer Mentoring Groups focused on the following Research Development topics: 1) Career & Professional Development, 2) Enhancing Collaboration, 3) Communication, 4) Leadership & Management, 5) Proposal Development, and 6) Strategic Planning & Advancement. Divided into two 25-minute increments, the Round Robin will allow participants to explore two PMG topic areas in a focused discussion facilitated by current PMG members. Come share ideas and build your network!

 2:00 pm-2:15 pm

Break

 2:15 pm-3:15 pm  Engage in Mentoring-focused Roundtable Discussions Relevant for You and Your Institution 

Join the Mentoring Committee in a Roundtable Round Robin that will provide an opportunity to engage in mentoring-focused discussions with other NORDP members. Divided into two 25-minute increments, the Round Robin will allow participants to explore two mentoring topics, selected from a menu of options, in a facilitated discussion. Topics include 1) Mentoring in a One-person Shop or for PUIs, 2) Building a Network of Mentors, 3) Mentoring Across Differences, and 4) Bringing Mentoring to Your Home Institution. Come share ideas and build your network!

 3:15 pm-3:45 pm Wisdom Share Software Demonstration

Kim Wise and Kristen Kasje, Wisdom Share

Sit back and enjoy the show as Wisdom Share representatives provide an overview of features available to support mentoring pairs in the new mentoring software. Program participants will have access to tools to guide the mentoring relationship, including a dashboard to track progress, milestones to support the process, partner information at a glance, a resource library that provides content on mentoring best practices and ways to communicate securely over the platform. Come make sure you use the new software to the fullest extent and get your questions answered!

 3:45 pm-5:15 pm The NORDP Mentoring On-boarding Packet: Getting from Here to There

David Widmer, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Elizabeth Lathrop, University of Maryland, Rebekah Hersch, George Mason University

Have you ever wondered about how to benefit from the NORDP Mentoring resources? How to get a jump start in your mentoring relationship as a mentor or mentee?

Mentoring is a changing landscape with individualized learning curves depending on experience and needs. Rest assured, the NORDP Mentoring Committee has developed useful tools and resources that can be widely adopted and customized to your experience and expectations.

In this workshop, you will get an overview of the Mentoring Relationship Roadmap, as well as opportunities for hands-on practice using the Onboarding Packet to give you a head start!

 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Happy Hour

All mentoring topics are welcome during this happy hour! Mentoring Committee members and Mentoring Program participants will be available to answer questions and talk about the upcoming year including the launch of the new mentoring software. All are welcome to come spend time together, catch up with colleagues, and celebrate all things mentoring! It’s sure to be a fun-filled hour!

 

 Wednesday, June 30 (ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EDT)

 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Mentoring Across Differences: Perspectives from a Panel
Panelists: Angela Clear, Florida Atlantic University, A.L. Carter, Tulane University, Sarah Messbauer, University of California, Davis

Moderators: Samarpita Sengupta, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Carolynn Julien, City University of New York, Heather McIntosh, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine

Our differences make us who we are and provide us with a unique lens to view the world. In the field of team science and research development, these differences are crucial in creating breakthroughs and innovation. In a mentoring relationship, trust is critical and to build trust, we have to each be our own complete selves. However, our differences can sometimes create challenges and navigating those challenges are necessary for the success of a mentoring relationship. With that in mind, our panelists will share their thoughts, advice and information on how to build on successful mentoring relationships across differences.

 12:30 pm-1:00 pm Wisdom Share Software Demonstration

Kim Wise and Kristen Kasje, Wisdom Share

Sit back and enjoy the show as Wisdom Share representatives provide an overview of features available to support mentoring pairs in the new mentoring software. Program participants will have access to tools to guide the mentoring relationship, including a dashboard to track progress, milestones to support the process, partner information at a glance, a resource library that provides content on mentoring best practices and ways to communicate securely over the platform. Come make sure you use the new software to the fullest extent and get your questions answered!

 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

McHuddle: Mentees

Join an informal gathering with other current, former, and aspiring mentees. McHuddles are an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and collectively learn from other mentees. Groups will be joined by a representative from the Mentoring Committee. While the expectation is that McHuddles will be a source of support for current and former NORDP Mentoring Program participants, all are welcome!

 2:00 pm-2:15 pm Break
 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

McHuddle: Mentors

Join an informal gathering with other current, former, and aspiring mentors. McHuddles are an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and collectively learn from other mentors. Groups will be joined by a representative from the Mentoring Committee. While the expectation is that McHuddles will be a source of support for current and former NORDP Mentoring Program participants, all are welcome!

 3:15 pm-3:45 pm

Lobby Chat

The Lobby will be open to give NORDP colleagues the opportunity to meet, greet, share, and connect between sessions.

 3:45 pm-5:15 pm

Pair Orientation and Kick-off to 2021-2022 Mentoring Program

All 2021-2022 Mentoring Program Participants are invited to a Pair Orientation and Kick-off that will highlight resources available to support your mentoring relationships. This meeting will be a chance to virtually connect with other mentoring pairs and learn best practices from others.  The session will start off with introductions and considerations for getting off to a strong start. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the NORDP Mentoring Program Facilitators for informal conversations in breakout groups.  Facilitators serve as a point of contact and resource for matched pairs with periodic check-ins. 

 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Happy Hour

All mentoring topics are welcome during this happy hour! 2021-2022 Mentoring Program Mentees and Mentors are welcome to continue the conversation following the Pair Orientation. Breakout rooms will be available for one-on-one conversations or join the main room, where Mentoring Committee members will be available to answer questions and talk about the upcoming year including the launch of the new mentoring software. All are welcome to come spend time together, catch up with colleagues, and celebrate all things mentoring! It’s sure to be a fun-filled hour!