On January 10th, the Department of Social Welfare will host Dr. Stephanie Robert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for required workshops on mentoring. Senate Faculty will attend a workshop from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in room 5391 focused on a range of topics, including aligning expectations between mentors and students, maintaining effective communication, promoting research self-efficacy, addressing equity and inclusion, and promoting professional development. Later that day from 2:15 – 4:15 pm in room 2343, Ph.D. students will attend a session on “mentoring up,” which addresses how students can get their mentoring needs met and how to work on developing their own mentoring skills moving forward.
Some background on our facilitator: Dr. Robert is Professor and Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work. For over a decade, she was co-director of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program, which trained postdoctoral scholars from all fields to conduct interdisciplinary population health research. Dr. Robert has twenty years of experience training doctoral and postdoctoral scholars across various social sciences and interdisciplinary sciences and has won national and campus awards for her mentoring. She is a Master Trainer with the National Research Mentoring Network, and on the board of the Center for the Investigation of Mentored Experiences in Research.
If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact Dr. Laura Abrams or Ian Holloway by email.