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 [email protected] and stay tuned to Argonne Today for future event announcements. 


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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