The Mentoring Committee invites every NORDP member to celebrate National Mentoring Month from January 1-31. Originally developed as a campaign to expand quality mentoring opportunities for youth, the month-designation can be a catalyst to remember the mentors and mentees who have supported you along your path.
Watch social media and engage in conversation on mentoring (using #NORDPMentoringMatters and #MentoringMonth), take time to listen to a podcast or two (The Science of Mentorship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is a great listen), or explore the NORDP Wisdom Share Learning Library (register here if you don’t have an account in Wisdom Share). Here are some dates to make note of:
- January 6: I am a Mentor Day – own it!
- January 17: International Mentoring Day – #MentoringAmplifies support around the world
- January 27: Thank Your Mentor Day – share your story to inspire
Also explore some offerings from the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).
The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is an NIH grant-funded initiative whose entire purpose is to diversify the STEM workforce by providing researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences field with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity, and culture. Their program achieves that through mentorship, networking, and professional development through their online networking platform, MyNRMN, which has over 21,000 mentors and mentees.
NRMN Twitter Chat – Jan. 12 from 11am-12pm CST Follow the hashtag #NRMNchat
How to Leverage the NRMN Network Webinar Series (Monthly Series) – Jan. 17 at 11am CST. Register here: https://unthsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z3ZWYl8TRSyyHPosIoIc9w
Mentoring Month Webinar: The Importance of Mentorship Throughout Your Professional Journey w/ J. Marcela Hernandez – Jan. 27 at 11am CST. Register here: https://unthsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4laIf1V2Q8uFsm2N20F99g
The NORDP Mentoring Program is a benefit available to all NORDP Members. The Mentoring Committee strives to provide resources and support for all NORDP Members interested in mentorship. To do this, the committee leverages national partnership and engages in a variety of scholarly activities. Members supporting members as mentors, mentees, or as part of a peer mentoring or learning group, making NORDP and the profession of research development a stronger community!
Applications will open in the spring for the 1:1 Mentoring Program. Peer Mentoring Groups are available to join any time, and we invite you to start 2022 by joining and exploring opportunities within the Mentoring Committee. For more information, email the Mentoring Committee and a member of the Leadership Team will respond!
Happy New Year!