There are many ways to mentor

group-mentoring_clip_image003The common conception of mentoring is a formal arrangement that entails meeting one-on-one with a mentee.

What other models of mentoring have you employed?

Some examples would be mentoring several people in one meeting, such as a mentoring circle, or hosting a mentee at a professional conference while taking the time to introduce him/her to your colleagues and contacts (i.e., networking).

About Erin Thomas

Erin L. Thomas, Gender Diversity Specialist, works to develop systematic approaches for the representation, development and advancement of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers at Argonne while engaging both female and male staff. Dr. Thomas has a PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University, where she conducted research on race and gender perceptions in workplace, economic and social policy contexts. She also received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International Studies and a master’s of science from Yale.
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