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Mentoring and Your Career:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Creating Developmental Networks The Developmental Mentoring Network is a framework for career development and mentoring that has evolved from traditional conceptualizations of hierarchical, dyadic, intra‐organizational mentoring relationships to a contemporary perspective of multilevel, multiple, networked relationships that are intra‐ and … Continue reading

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Effective Feedback and Difficult Conversations:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Giving and Receiving Feedback From the start, make feedback an integral part of the mentoring relationship. Feedback should be “two‐way,” with both mentor and mentee assessing their relationship at defined times. Be clear that you ARE giving feedback. Use specific, … Continue reading

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Mentoring Across Differences:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

The “Mentoring Across Differences” module provides an opportunity to discuss sensitive topics that arise in everyday mentoring situations, but are rarely brought to light. Faculty are generally eager both to discuss these issues and to learn concrete strategies to address … Continue reading

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The Life Course of Mentorship:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Recognition Recognition of transitions is key as mentoring relationships develop; expectations and career circumstances evolve and transitions occur over time. Mentoring need not necessarily end when either a mentor or mentee leaves the institution. It is important to recognize a … Continue reading

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Structuring the Mentoring Relationship:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Getting Started Like any other relationship, the two parties in a mentorship need to introduce themselves to each other,including their professional and personal identities. The mentor should model this, leading off by telling something about her professional career: what she … Continue reading

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What is Mentoring?
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Components of Being an Effective Mentor Wanting the mentee to succeed and facilitating the mentee’s success Promoting the mentee’s career, independent of your own Providing a broad spectrum of advice – including career and technical Bolstering the mentee’s capacity Encouraging … Continue reading

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Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees