Mentoring

2022 Feb 09

POSTPONED FOR REFORMATTING [Peer Mentor Training] DEIJB Approaches and Considerations In Graduate Peer Mentoring with Dr. Kathy Takayama, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

This event has been postponed for reformatting in order to better serve the changing needs of Harvard peer mentors and community members.

 

Peer mentors can be a vital resource in promoting graduate student success and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Peer mentors may help new students adapt to graduate school as well as provide advice, encouragement and support at various stages during graduate training. Central to the success of peer mentoring relationships is the near-peer connection, where conversations happen naturally...

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2022 Feb 02

CANCELED [Peer Mentor Training] How and Why to be a Good Graduate Peer Mentor with Dr. Sarah Schwartz, Suffolk University

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

This event has been canceled.

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Suffolk University) will draw from the best practices outlined in published literature to facilitate discussions and highlight suggestions for peer mentoring in practice.

 

The topics to be covered include

- a general understanding of good mentoring, mentoring networks and the complementary roles of mentors and other roles (e.g. sponsors)

- evidence of the impact of peer mentoring and the positive outcomes on mentees

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2021 Oct 15

[Career Navigator Workshop] Making the Most of Your Lab Rotations with Taralyn Tan, PhD

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for their dissertation research that is aligned with students' professional and personal goals and priorities. This workshop will also emphasize that lab rotations themselves are only part of the decision-making process and that the work of identifying a lab that’s going to be a “good...

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2021 Apr 30

Mental Health First Aid

9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

MHFA is an internationally known training program. 

The program has recently been adapted for online delivery.  Participation in this program requires 2 hours of self-paced online pre-work, then 5.5 contact...

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2020 Oct 06

Establishing & Maintaining Mentored Relationships

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online - Register for Details

A workshop for early to mid-career graduate-level mentees in academic mentored relationships. In this workshop, participants will (1) assess their existing mentor support network and (2) devise strategies to establish and maintain mentored relationships while expanding their mentor support network during career development.

Register here.

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2020 Sep 22

Aligning Expectations with Research Mentees

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online - Register for Details

A workshop for graduate students serving as research mentors to others (i.e., undergraduate, rotation, or junior graduate students, research technicians, etc.). In this workshop, graduate student mentors will (1) identify and prioritize mentor roles they might provide for their mentees and (2) discuss tools they can utilize to better communicate and align research expectations with their mentees. Both in-person and virtual mentoring experiences will be discussed.

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2020 Oct 01

[Career Navigator Workshop] Making the Most of Your Virtual Rotations (Dr. Taralyn Tan - HMS Department of Neurobiology, Dr. Jason Heustis - HMS Program in Graduate Education)

4:00pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

PART 1: Understanding the Value of Rotations and Setting Your Goals

A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. Students are currently having to navigate rotations that are partially or wholly virtual due to COVID-19 and restrictions on in-person laboratory activities. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage both in-person and virtual lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for...

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2020 Nov 19

[Peer Mentor Training] GSAS Peer Mentoring Training: Harvard Resources, Contacts, Confidentiality, Title IX

9:00am to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this interactive workshop, Danielle Farrell (Director of Student Services in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) will facilitate multiple discussions introducing students to the roles and responsibilities of graduate student peer mentors and support groups.  This session is intended to introduce students to the practical application of peer mentoring best practices using resources, contacts and policies at Harvard.

By the end of this session, peer mentors should be able to

- articulate the services offered and describe the function of personnel in the...

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2020 Sep 28

[Career Navigator Workshop/Peer Mentor Training] Mental Health First Aid

9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the

...

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2020 Sep 25

[Peer Mentor Training] How and Why to be a Good Graduate Peer Mentor (Dr. Sarah Schwartz - Suffolk University & Dr. Jason Heustis - HMS Program in Grad Ed)

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Suffolk University) and Dr. Jason Heustis (Harvard Medical School) will draw from the best practices outlined in published literature to facilitate discussions and highlight suggestions for peer mentoring in practice.

 

The topics to be covered include

- a general understanding of good mentoring, mentoring networks and the complementary roles of mentors and other roles (e.g. sponsors)

- evidence of the impact of peer mentoring and the positive outcomes on mentees

- strategies for...

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2020 Sep 18

[Peer Mentoring Training] DEIJB Approaches and Discussions in Peer Mentoring

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

Peer mentors can be a vital resource in promoting graduate student success and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Peer mentors may help new students adapt to graduate school as well as provide advice, encouragement and support at various stages during graduate training. Central to the success of peer mentoring relationships is the near-peer connection, where conversations happen naturally around topics of the shared experiences for the mentor and mentee. While similarities help...

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2020 Aug 27

[Peer Mentor + TA Training] Minding Student Mental Health While Teaching and Mentoring in Online Spaces (Dr. Gabriel Carrillo - Saint Louis University)

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this session, Dr. Gabriel Carillo, DSW, CDFT (Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University) is will be faciliating training - targeted for teaching assistants and peer mentors - on recognizing the signs of students struggling with mental health issues when operating in online spaces.  Dr. Carillo draws from expertise in social work and knowledge of service delivery using virtual connections.

This session is open to students who are serving as teaching assistants or peer mentors in the coming academic year.

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