Our Mentoring Masterclasses are a chance to hone your mentoring technique and discuss the challenges of being an effective mentor or mentee.
They are open to all current and potential Academy mentees as well as Academy Fellows, NIHR Senior Investigators and NIHR Research Professors. The sessions are run by an experienced mentoring coordinator and coach.
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The next Mentoring Masterclasses will be:
- Thursday 15 July, 10.00 - 12.00 (event details here).
- Wednesday 8 September, 13.00 - 15.00 (event details here).
- Tuesday 12 October, 10.00 - 12.00 (event details here).
- Wednesday 24 November, 13.00 - 15.00 (event details here).
- Monday 6 December, 10.00 - 12.00 (event details here).
As a result of a Masterclass, you will have a clear understanding of:
The roles of mentor and mentee.
How to establish and manage expectations.
How to deal with potential challenges during a mentoring relationship.
How to ask good questions and give and receive feedback.
“This (workshop) was a lot more useful than I thought it would be. The key thing is I changed my mind about who to invite to be my mentor, and it gave me a set of tools to plan for the first session and structure my thoughts.” Mentee
"I went to the workshop after my first meeting, which was perhaps bad timing but it was still very useful. However my mentor had been to one before our first meeting, and she was so well prepared! We used the materials a lot – it’s nice to fall back on a defined process. I think we need that, as scientists. The workshop reaffirmed a lot of things that I was thinking about.” Mentee