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CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2014 MENTORING CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2014 MENTORING CONFERENCE

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico is now seeking proposals for its seventh annual Mentoring Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held on Tuesday, October 21 through Friday, October 24 in Albuquerque, NM, at the Student Union Building, situated on UNM’s main campus.

For the 2014 conference we anticipate a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement with professionals from a diverse variety of disciplines.

CONFERENCE THEME

This year’s conference theme is Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work. We seek to facilitate discourse on the utilization of developmental networks, and mentoring and coaching relationships in the workplace.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships (including mentoring), supported by theory and research, and demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term developmental relationship includes, but is not limited to mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship relationships.

We are interested in presentations based in the following fields: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts. With this in mind, we seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:

  • Builds on the knowledge base of those new to the field of developmental relationships.
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring programs.
  • Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for developmental relationships.
  • Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.
  • Proposals that include participants of different nationalities, different levels of experience, and from different institutional and organization types.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline May 15, 2014
Notification of Submission Acceptance May 30, 2014

NEW & IMPROVED MENTORING INSTITUTE WEBSITE!

NEW & IMPROVED MENTORING INSTITUTE WEBSITE

When you visit our website, you will notice that it has been completely redesigned.  In unveiling the site, we are excited to inform you about the new sections in our site, and invite you to explore the site in its entirety.

MENTORING RESOURCES

As a way to increase the community’s access to a multitude of resources on mentoring, our new website has devoted an entire section of the website to a variety of useful resources.

Monthly Newsletter Event Calendar Mentoring Tips
Mentoring Blog Online Mentoring Resources MentorNet Portal

Join the UNM Mentoring Institutes Membership Community

UNM MENTORING INSTITUTE’S MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY!

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of our Membership Website, which will be launched on April 30.  As a member, you will receive exclusive benefits, access to a wealth of research, receive discounts on conference fees, and much more!

WHO SHOULD BECOME A UNM MENTORING INSTITUTE MEMBER?

Professionals from all disciplines can benefit from membership, including, but not limited to: Mentor program directors, Staff and organization development leaders, Educators (K-12 through graduate), Human resource directors, Business and not-for-profit professionals, Mentoring researchers, Mentor trainers and consultants, Policy-makers, and Mentors and protégés.

 

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

By purchasing a membership at the UNM Mentoring Institute, you will receive the following exclusive benefits.  Visit the membership site homepage for more details!

  • SAVE on Conference Fees
  • Full Access to the 2008-2013 Mentoring Conference Proceedings Articles
  • Mentoring Institute Publication:  The Chronicles of Mentoring & Coaching
  • Online Videos of Past Keynote and Plenary Conference Presentations
  • Members Only Discussion Board & Forum: A platform for networking!
  • Future publishing opportunities!

Membership Cost:  The cost of membership is an annual fee of $100.