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Meaningful Mentoring Workshop to Focus on Setting Expectations, Assessing Understanding

The Postdoctoral Program Office will offer the first Meaningful Mentoring Workshop of the year on January 31, 2019. This first session will focus on two fundamental skills in mentoring–setting expectations and assessing understanding. Future sessions to be scheduled will address maintaining communication, setting … Read More »

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The Mentee Minute–Getting Specific Feedback

Recently, we talked about why it is important for mentors and supervisors to give specific feedback and ways to do that through the SBI model. SBI stands for Situation-Behavior-Impact and is a three-step model to give feedback that helps the mentee … Read More »

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Mentoring Skills Tune-Up–Reality Testing

As a self-proclaimed mentee, I’ve fallen victim to the unrealistic view that mentors have all the answers. On the flip side, as a mentor, I’ve had to resist the urge to blurt out solutions and answers to my mentee’s issues. … Read More »

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Mentoring Skills Tune-Up—Assessing Understanding

When I was a Postdoctoral Appointee I had the opportunity to mentor a summer student. My supervisor had cautioned that taking on a student could be a lot of work, but if I was up to it, she’d support me. … Read More »

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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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