Mentoring skills for academics
This program is designed to provide specific content and frameworks to assist Academic leaders in supporting both individual staff members and mentoring initiatives in their faculties. Participants will consider how to foster highly effective mentoring relationships, develop key skills to support both mentors and mentees, and anticipate and/or address common situations which arise during mentoring engagement.
Key Content Areas
- The mentoring relationship
- A coaching approach to mentoring
- Attributes of best practice mentoring
- Conversation practices for mentoring
- Setting expectations for the mentoring relationship
- Support and collaboration for the mentoring relationship
- Structure of the whole mentoring engagement
- Evaluation of mentoring relationship
This one day program is aimed at academics who are in middle/senior level leadership positions or about to assume such positions. As a guideline this would generally include senior academic levels, Heads of Schools, Heads of Disciplines and similar roles.
Dr Hilary Armstrong
Hilary has built her career around the design and application of processes and strategies to improve the social and emotional capital of organizations. She has worked extensively with individuals as well as teams providing executive coaching, facilitation, mediation, ethics advocacy and conversational skills. She is a specialist in adult learning and reflective practice and has significant experience in building people’s capacity to reach their potential in today’s challenging workplace environments. Hilary holds a PhD in critical social sciences with a speciality in narrative psychology. Until 2004, Hilary held senior academic roles at the University of Western Sydney, first in the School of Social Ecology and then the School of Pyschology. She is also a Professional Associate of St James Ethics Centre. She is on the advisory panel of the International Coaching Psychology Review and has published works in the field of qualitative and evaluation research, executive coaching, ethical conversations and narrative forms of practice. Organisations she has worked with include ING, Citibank, AMP, Westpac, ABN AMRO, IAG, NAB, Telstra, Canon, Optus and various SME's in the corporate sector, universities including University of Sydney, Macquarie and UNSW, and public sector organisations such as Centrelink, CSIRO, Sydney Opera House, SBS, Education and Health Departments, NSW and Australian Federal Police.
9.00am - 4.30pm
Ground Floor, Bligh Building (L03B)
90 Carillon Avenue, Newtown
Sydney University Village
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