Category Archives: Argonne’s 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.

Curiouser and Curiouser! Asking Questions to Keep the Conversation Going

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass This past year, I had the pleasure … Read More »

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Profiles in Mentoring with Maria Chan

Award winners share their thoughts on mentoring and supervision Excellent mentors contribute not only to the development of those they mentor, but also to the success of the entire laboratory. This is why Argonne is committed to fostering a mentoring … Read More »

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It’s the 4th Quarter. What’s Your Game Plan?

The fourth quarter of the fiscal year can bring many challenges. You may find yourself working feverishly to finish program deliverables or finalize budget requests. Supervisors may be thinking ahead to performance discussions with employees. Postdocs are gearing up for … Read More »

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Miss the Mentoring Basics JumpStart Presentation?

What’s a person to do when asked to be a mentor? What does it mean to be a mentor? What are the benefits of mentoring? What responsibilities does a mentee have? These are just a few questions we discussed at the … Read More »

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

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 … Read More »

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The 4-1-1 on Argonne’s Mentoring Exchange

About the Mentoring Exchange The Argonne Mentoring Exchange was launched in December 2013 to provide high-potential mentors with skill-development workshops and networking opportunities that enable community building at Argonne National Laboratory. Cohort members meet bi-monthly and are expected to actively champion mentoring and … Read More »

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