Mentoring Across Differences: Race, Culture, Gender, and Generation

This section describes perspectives and experiences for mentoring relationships across like and different identity groups including characteristics of race, culture, gender, and generation. Both general and specific issues in cross-race, -culture, -gender, and ‑generational mentorship are covered.

Topics include:

  • Ways to approach and implement cross-difference mentoring relationships
  • Making difference discussable
  • Pros/Cons of same-identity mentoring relationships
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Implicit and explicit assumptions about identity
  • Generational Sensitivity
  • Generational differences in work ethics and orientation
  • Work/Family Boundaries
  • Multicultural Communications
  • Developmental Networks