The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Mentoring Conference. We invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, PreK-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this five-day event. Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.
CONFERENCE DATES: Monday – Friday, October 23 – 27, 2017.
This year’s conference theme is A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the importance of mentoring and coaching relationships for community building.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are: (a) Informative and relevant to the field of developmental networks; (b) Supported by theory and research; and (c) Demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term ‘developmental networks‘ includes, but is not limited to mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship relationships.
Topics: Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership.
Strands: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts, Humanities, Business (small to corpotate), Health Sciences, Education (PreK-22), and others.
We seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:
- Builds on the knowledge-base of existing literature pertaining to developmental relationships.
- Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring and coaching programs.
- Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for mentoring and coaching relationships.
- Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.
- Promotes diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural relationships, and innovation.
Accepted presenters must meet the following requirements (please read carefully):
- Presentation: Individual/panel sessions are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the first 30 minutes of the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session’s evaluation.
- Paper: Submission of a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. In addition to your individual/panel presentation, we strongly suggest to bring a poster to be displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to write an additional poster paper; however, you will need to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster. Outstanding papers and presentations will be selected for publication at UNM’s peer-reviewed journal The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching.
- Poster: Poster-only presenters are required to submit a 1-2 page paper describing the content of their poster. All poster presenters are also required to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the graphic content of the poster.
- Registration: Presenters must register for the conference; registration grants access to 13 plenary/round table/poster sessions and more than 300 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation for presenters’ contributions, accepted presenters will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee of $500 to a $400 presenter fee. Please, register a using your acceptance code.
Call for Reviewers
The Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2017 Mentoring Conference. If you are a past presenter or your abstract is accepted to this year’s conference, you may serve as a peer-reviewer. This is a great opportunity to read and critically analyze scholarly work in the field of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The annual conference brings in scholars from all over the nation as well as international researchers.
Reviewers’ commitment includes:
1. Review 5 – 10 papers during the review cycle from July 1-30, 2017
2. Complete a thorough review within allotted time, following our review guidelines
3. Provide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference proceedings
If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer, please check this option in your abstract submission form or send an email to Natalie Barka at email@example.com regarding your interest in becoming a peer reviewer.
We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable volunteer opportunity!
Call for Moderators
The Mentoring Institute is also seeking volunteers to assist as room moderators. This is a great opportunity for networking, professional development, and serve at a great community of practice.
Moderators’ commitment includes:
1. Work at least 3-4 hours as a session moderator.
2. Introduce the presenter(s) of the session
3. Facilitate presentation setup
4. Start/end sessions on time
5. Handout and collect session’s evaluations
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please check this option in your abstract submission form and send an email to Natalie Barka at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interest in volunteering as a session moderator and times you will be able to help out!
We greatly appreciate your assistance and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity!
|Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline||May 15, 2017|
|Accepted Proposal Notification||May 30, 2017|
|Last Date to Register as a Presenter or Peer-Reviewer||June 15, 2017|
|Paper Submission Due||June 30, 2017|
|Peer-Review Process||July 1-30, 2017|
|Peer Reviewed Paper Returned||August 1, 2017|
|Final Paper Submission Due||August 30, 2017|
|Last Date to Register as a Volunteer||September 30, 2017|
|Standard Registration Deadline||October 7, 2017|