Mentoring Excellence conference coming to Auburn in April

January 25, 2016


Studies have shown that those who are mentored earn higher salaries, receive more promotions, and have greater career and job satisfaction than those who are not mentored. There is power in mentoring, but do we know what the best practices are when it comes to mentoring? How can we learn how to be better mentors or create effective mentoring programs?

A unique opportunity is coming to the Auburn campus where those who are engaged in mentoring in any context may learn more about mentoring for personal and professional development and advancement.

Please join us at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center on April 13 – 15 for the 2016 International Mentoring Association Conference! The theme of the conference is “Mentoring Excellence: From Preparation to Practice.” This year’s conference features keynote speaker, Dr. Brad Johnson, noted mentoring author, on the topics of “What Great Mentors Do” and “Ten Ethical Quandaries in Mentoring (And How to Resolve Them).”  In addition, two half-day pre-conference sessions will provide participants with more practical mentoring tools:  Dr. Lois Zachary will speak on “Making the Most of Mentoring: What to Know Do in the First 90 Days” and Dr. Frances Kochan will speak on “Cultural Factors that Impact Mentoring: Strategies for Relational and Program Success.”

In addition, there will be more than 40 individual presentations by those working in mentoring across the spectrum of professions: higher education, business/industry, corporate, government, law, K-12 education, non-profits, and community agencies.

Dr. Linda Searby, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn, and mentoring researcher, is the Conference Chair.  She invites you to contact her with questions about submitting a proposal to present a paper or practical workshop session at the conference (ljs0007@auburn.edu). Proposals will be peer-reviewed and are being accepted until Feb. 19.  How often does an opportunity to present at an international conference come to your doorstep?

Any student, faculty member, administrator, or staff member is invited to attend as a participant in all or part of the conference.  Registration can be made at www.mentoringassociation.org  – click on Conference tab at the top.

Students can register for a reduced rate.