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Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
Informal Mentoring
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Informal Mentoring
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Informal Mentoring

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This is my first Ignite talk. I gave it on Informal Mentoring on June 5, 2012 at the UPA2012 conference in Las Vegas, NV.

This is my first Ignite talk. I gave it on Informal Mentoring on June 5, 2012 at the UPA2012 conference in Las Vegas, NV.

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  • Mentorship is a RelationshipIt deserves the same love and attention that you give to your other relationshipsSome last, some don’tYou have to invest in it to make it last
  • Needs planning – what do you want from the mentorship?Needs weeding – care ant attention. Check in with each other, don’t lose contact.
  • It’s give AND takeIt needs tending like a garden.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for adviceMost people are willing to give itStart small – let the mentorship build with time
  • Have relevant experience
  • Be willing to teach youHave mentee’s best interests at heartProvide adviceBut let them fly on their ownProactively share information
  • Let them do the workMonitor progressProvide encouragementShare in their successes
  • But let them fly on their own
  • Has to WANT to learn
  • Ask for advice when needed
  • Seek out opportunitiesBe open to learning and trying new thingsTake responsibility for your own career
  • Take responsibility for your own career
  • Ask for adviceOffer adviceMutual respectMutual affection
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    • 1. Informal MentoringSusan MercerSr. Experience Researchersmercer@madpow.com@susanamercer
    • 2. What do I know?๏ Had some great mentors๏ Been a mentor๏ Mentoring is in my blood
    • 3. It doesn’t have to be formal
    • 4. It can be informal
    • 5. It’s a Relationship
    • 6. It needs work like a garden…
    • 7. …to look like a garden
    • 8. It takes someone to start it๏ Seek out someone๏ Ask for advice๏ Don’t be afraid
    • 9. Who makes a good mentor?
    • 10. Who makes a good mentor?
    • 11. Who makes a good mentor?
    • 12. Who makes a good mentor?
    • 13. Who makes a good mentee?
    • 14. Who makes a good mentee?
    • 15. Who makes a good mentee?
    • 16. Who makes a good mentee?
    • 17. What should I do? (mentors)๏ Be open and approachable๏ Talk to new people in the field๏ Be friendly and encouraging
    • 18. What should I do? (mentees)๏ Take control๏ Don’t be afraid to ask
    • 19. Remember: It is give and take
    • 20. Thank You!Photo Credits:Slide 2: flickr: DougtoneSlide 3: flickr:phs98.net , flickr: bunchofpants, flickr: waderSlide 4: flickr:ClintJCL, flickr: john.hayesSlide 5: flickr: Dan Goorevitch, flickr: marinovillatoro, flickr: ekelly89, flickr: Ed YourdonSlide 6: flickr: jaredb, flickr: eXtension.org, flickr: Brenda AndersonSlide 7: flickr: Lorie Nolte, flickr: sunsets_for_you, flickr: Clopin clopant, flickr: live w mcsSlide 8: flickr: stephendepoloSlide 9: flickr: jamehand, flickr: Charles & HudsonSlide 10: flickr: CIMMYT, flickr: CIMMYTSlide 11: flickr: Be the Change, Inc. , flickr: CSUF PhotosSlide 12: flickr: exDigitaSlide 13: flickr: Be the Change, Inc., flickr:Slide 14: flickr: Argonne National Laboratory, flickr: Office of Governor PatrickSlide 15: flickr: Argonne National LaboratorySlide 16: flickr: Lafayette College, flickr: Lafayette CollegeSlide 17: flickr: BernzillaSlide 18: flickr: jerome.saint-clairSlide 19: flickr: Your Secret Admiral, flickr: Brice Foto, flickr: NederlandsUITburoSlide 20: flickr: sweetjessie

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