Argonne’s Mentoring Blog provides opportunities for laboratory employees to discuss mentoring strategies and ideas with one another and enables employees to provide feedback and opinions on a variety of topics.

AWIS-Chicago Networkathon on November 20


All genders are invited and welcome!

Join the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Chapter for their Fall Kickoff Networkathon on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 6-8PM at D4 Irish Pub & Cafe!

Expand your network of Chicagoland STEM professionals in a speed networking format with topics including academia, industry, outreach, and science writing.

The cost is just $5 for AWIS members and $10 for non-members and includes food and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Register at awiskickoff.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available at the door for $7 (members) and $12 (non-members).

If you are interested in joining AWIS, attend to learn what AWIS-Chicago is all about and deduct the $10 ticket from your membership dues.


Video of August 5 Professional Development Armchair Conversation w/Director Peter Littlewood

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On August 5, 2014, Argonne’s Mentoring Exchange hosted An Armchair Conversation About Professional Development Opportunities and Challenges with a group of 50 employees from across the laboratory.

The conversation featured Laboratory Director Peter Littlewood, Senior Organizational Development Specialist Laura Altergott (HR), Program Leader and Senior Advisor for National and Global Security Programs and recipient of Argonne’s inaugural Outstanding Staff Mentor Award Keith Bradley (EESA), and Postdoctoral Program Coordinator Tina Henne (CEPA). Gender Diversity Specialist Erin Thomas (OTD) moderated the discussion, which explored recent successes and future challenges to developing an organizational infrastructure for robust and quality mentoring and professional development. 

If you missed the conversation or would like to experience it again, full video of the event may be found here.

About the Mentoring Exchange

Argonne’s Mentoring Exchange brings together programmatic and operations staff from all five directorates to workshop best mentoring practices and advise senior management on professional development challenges and opportunities. For more information, please email mentoring@anl.gov and stay tuned to Argonne Today for future event announcements. 


An Armchair Conversation about Professional Development Opportunities and Challenges

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