#PayItForward by Mentoring

– When you learn, teach. When you get, give. – Maya Angelou

Applications for the 2021-2022 NORDP Mentoring Program are now open and will be accepted through June 7, 2021!

Are you ready to take your learning up a notch? Mentoring is an excellent way to:

  • Learn by teaching
  • Build your professional network
  • Create and continue a culture of mentoring within NORDP
  • Share knowledge and exchange ideas 
  • #PayItForward

The Mentoring Program is an opportunity to enhance your skills by interacting with other Research Development professionals. Every year, there is a high need for mentors – and YOU have wisdom to share! Consider becoming a mentor (and, you can be a mentee as well). If you are not sure if you are ready to mentor, watch this lightning talk: The Transition from Mentee to Mentor.

To make it easy, the Mentoring Committee has developed OnBoarding and Reflection Packets with resources for mentors and mentees to support all phases of the mentoring relationship (see the Mentoring Toolkit). The Committee continues to develop and hone these resources to meet the needs of both mentors and mentees. In addition, each mentor-mentee pair is assigned a facilitator who is available to answer any questions. The Committee also offers Mentor Training that helps you build upon competencies crucial for mentoring relationships. The May/June series has already started, but you can share your scheduling preferences to help us plan for future Mentor Training workshops if you are interested.

Questions? Let us know! mentorprogram@nordp-adminrdp.org

Interested in learning more? See what previous matched pairs say about their experiences:

Mentoring Reflections: Carolynn Julien & Faye Farmer

Mentoring Reflections: Jamie Burns & Eric Wayne Dickey

Finally, SAVE THE DATE on June 29 and 30 (11 a.m. – 7 p.m. EDT) for Celebrating Mentoring Days hosted by the Mentoring Committee! A full program and registration information will be coming soon.

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