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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:00 - 1:45 pm EST

Harness the Power of Mentoring to Earn Tenure and Promotion in Higher Education

Dr. Linda Searby,
Associate Clinical Professor,
School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education,
College of Education, University Of Florida

The tenure and promotion process in higher education can be daunting and stressful. Finding a mentor (or multiple mentors) is an important element for success in this endeavor. In this webinar, learn how to advocate for yourself in the process, how to choose mentors, and how to be a great protégé-colleague in order to prepare yourself to earn tenure and promotion. The presenter, Dr. Linda Searby, has earned tenure and promotion at two Research I institutions in her career, and has mentored many junior faculty in the academy. She will offer practical tips, advice, and encouragement for your academic journey.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:00 pm EST

Measure, Develop, Optimize Your Organizations Greatest Asset: Your Employees

Dr. Roxanne Reeves,
Founder MNTR.space and Recipient of the International Mentoring Association Hope Richardson Award for excellent in research

Dr. Patricia Peterson,
CEO, WMA Wellness Inc.

This session will introduce two validated, Canadian assessment instruments designed to measure leadership, positive mental health and mentorship cultures in the workplace. Since 2015, the Mental Fitness and Resiliency Inventory and the Positive Leadership Inventory have had over 20,000 administrations internationally, offering applications in English, French and Spanish. Interactions between mentors and mentees are impacted by the environmental approach to positive mental health and leadership within each organization. Measuring conditions that contribute to positive leadership and effective mentorship practices in the workplace provides organizations with opportunities to better understand employee perceptions of existing leadership and mentorship practices, and to identify and implement resources based on their individual organizational profiles.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 1:00 pm EST – 2:00 pm EST

Addressing the Needs of Early Career Teachers through Mentoring

Dr. Benjamin Kutsyuruba,
Associate Professor, Education Policy, Leadership, and School Law,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada,
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education,
College of Education, University Of Florida

This webinar will discuss the role of mentoring in addressing the needs of early career teachers. It is based on an extensive multi-phase pan-Canadian research study that examined the differential impact of teacher induction and mentorship programs on the retention of early career teachers (ECTs). The webinar will describe the findings from the international systematic review of the literature on contextual factors in early career teaching, document analysis of policy and programmatic supports, new teacher survey (N=1343), and interviews (N=36) regarding their lived experiences during the first years of teaching as they dealt with the requirements, expectations, and challenges. Key themes related to the role of mentoring will be discussed: teacher attrition and retention; teacher development; and resilience and well-being. The webinar will conclude with the discussion of research implications for policymakers, academics, and practitioners who work with early career teachers in international settings.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 11:00 am EST – 12:00 pm EST

Emotional Intelligence Development via Mentoring - A Framework

Rimjhim Banerjee-Batist, Ed.D.,
Assistant Professor, Business Programs, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL

Soft skills and competencies are now increasingly sought after by employers while the economy has moved its focus from manufacturing to service and technology. Soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and conflict resolution all need employees to have a high degree of self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and social awareness which are the pillars of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, the ability to manage emotions, make good decisions & have good relationships, accounts for majority of job performance. A mentor can work out a plan for developing emotional intelligence of the mentee (maybe even vice-versa through reverse mentoring), by reflection and various reflective activities. After the plan is developed, the activities can be implemented, and the progress of the mentee can be reviewed and revised through a continuous improvement process.

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