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Deconstructing the journey of successful mentoring relationships: A workshop for mentors to develop effective mentoring relationships targeting mentees’ professional growth

 
Date:  Friday 27th August
Time: 0930 - 1230 (UK time)
 
Facilitators:

  • Dr Subha Ramani, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Joanna Bishop, Bond University, Australia
  • Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
  • Ardi Findyartini, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Helena Filippe, University of Lisbon, Portual
  • Kirsty Forrest, Bond University, Australia
  • Alice Fornari, Donald and Barbara Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell, USA
  • Richard Hays, James Cook University, Australia
  • Elizabeth Kachur, Medical Education Development, Global Consulting, USA
  • Rashmi Kusurkar, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Vishna Devi, Nadarajah International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Gary Rogers, Griffith University, Australia
  • Harish Thampy, University of Manchester, UK
  • Teri Lee Turner, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
  • Keith Wilson, Dalhousie University, Canada

ABSTRACT:

Summary of Theme and Why it is Important: Many successful professionals can point to inspiring mentors who guided and influenced them along various stages of their career. Whereas traditional mentoring models emphasise dyadic long-term relationships between junior mentees and senior mentors, newer models are more flexible and include single focussed interactions, short-term relationships, peer and group mentoring, and mentor networks that offer varying perspectives on a single challenge or goal. Regardless of format, mentoring relationships should provide a safe and supportive environment for mentees to reflect on their strengths and limitations and formulate professional development plans, facilitated by mentors. However, mentors rarely receive training on the mentoring process, they are often ill equipped to face challenges when taking on major mentoring responsibilities.

Using brief didactics, brainstorming, facilitated large group discussions, personal reflections, small group exercises and rotating stations, this interactive workshop will discuss core mentoring skills and theoretical underpinnings, designing mentoring programs, mentoring challenges, etiquette and ethics of mentoring relationships. The opportunities to interact will take advantage of the experiences of senior faculty in the group and the diverse perspectives of an international audience.

What participants will gain:
From participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Reflect on various aspects of mentoring using the framework of personal, interpersonal and institutional perspectives
2. Identify their own personal motivations to serve as a mentor
3. Acquire new understanding and skills in relation to mentoring and relationship building
4. Apply guiding principles and a systematic approach to development of institutional or professional mentoring programmes

Who Should Participate:
• All levels of health professions educators, who mentor trainees and junior educators
• Educators who wish to reflect on their own mentoring experiences, philosophies, motivations and wish to develop or refine their mentoring skills
• Educators interested in developing mentoring programs at their own institution
• Educators who would like to network and learn from peers

Level of Workshop: Intermediate and Advanced

 

 

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