Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Mentoring Relationships
Daniel Wong (UIUC, Director, Mentoring and Bridge Programs for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)
Abstract: This workshop is designed to create opportunities to identify, reflect upon, learn from, and engage with the diverse perspectives. This engagement is critical to forming and maintaining both effective mentoring relationships and promoting vibrant learning environments. Diversity along a range of dimensions offers both challenges and opportunities to any relationship. Participants will consider what is needed to foster an inclusive environment where everyone can pursue the highest academic achievements both because of and in spite of their diverse perspectives. This workshop is targeted at future faculty and work leaders, current faculty, and graduate students who want to get more out of their mentoring relationships.