March Workshop: Making Mentoring Meaningful

Strong mentoring relationships have always been fundamental to a successful career – for both the mentor and the mentee.  Research has shown that individuals who participate in a mentoring program are more likely to stay in their chosen field and that effective mentoring programs clearly and positively impact the institution’s bottom line.  The AWIS Mentorship Relationships program  provides individuals in STEM with an appreciation for the importance of mentorship  as well as the mentoring tools and techniques to make mentoring meaningful.

Workshop attendees will learn methods to get the most impact from a mentoring relationship, including how to foster the mentoring relationship, defining mentoring needs, tracking outcomes and evaluating impact.

Guest Facilitators:
Janet Bandows  Koster, MBA, CAE, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed, CAE, Chief Business Development Officer, AWIS

Target Audience:
All Argonne employees who are interested in building mentoring skills are welcome to attend this 2-hour interactive workshop. Learning objectives are applicable to both mentors and mentees at all career levels. Postdocs and mentors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please reserve your seat today using the RSVP link!


Date: Wednesday, March 30th
Time: Noon – 2:00 PM
Location: Building 240, TCS Conference Center, Room 1416

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Tina Henne of the Argonne Leadership Institute and WIST Steering Committee at [email protected].

About the Speakers:

Janet Bandows Koster, MBA, CAE, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), has served in that position since July 2006. She has over 25 years of experience leading organizations in both the United States and overseas with particular expertise in global gender and workforce issues. Bandows Koster has authored numerous reports and presented at professional meetings about issues at the nexus of gender and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed, CAE is the Chief Business Development with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).  Ms. Simpson joined AWIS in 2009 and is responsible for developing and overseeing all corporate and institution partnerships for the association. She has given over 100 presentations on the topics of work-life satisfaction, mentoring, communications skills, and volunteer management at universities, corporations, and professional societies devoted to STEM.


About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues.
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