SICB Annual Meeting 2018
January 3-7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Broadening Participation Committee Workshop: Beyond traditional mentors: mentoring moments and networks

Saturday January 6, 12 noon-1:30pm, (Room TBA)

Join us for an interactive session focused on getting the mentoring you want and need to thrive in your career. Designed for scientists from groups underrepresented in the SICB community, the workshop will focus on navigating your current mentoring landscape as well as creating new opportunities to get the mentoring you want and need to thrive. We will talk briefly about traditional mentoring relationships and then move on to explore the potential of creating opportunities for mentoring moments and multiple mentors. The workshop will include a brief panel as well as interactive activities designed to develop a framework for getting the mentoring you need to thrive in your career. As a result of this session, participants will complete a mentoring map and assess areas where they are receiving the mentoring they need and areas in which they need to develop more mentoring relationships. They will develop a set of tools to pursue mentoring in areas where they want support and a plan to develop their mentoring networks with concrete steps to take in the weeks following the workshop.