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VGN Professional Development Workshop 2020

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Attendees do not need to prepare anything in advance.
When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (9AM-2PM)

Where: International Commons, Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT)

Who: Required for all currently funded faculty

Topic: Mentoring Undergraduate Research Scholars

Facilitated by Dr. Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez, Coordinator for the VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity

Dr. Sosa-Gonzalez received her certification on this training from the Entering Mentoring program, and will lead a workshop that is designed to meet the needs of PUI faculty. The goal of this mentor training is to accelerate the process of becoming an effective research mentor by providing mentors with an intellectual framework, an opportunity to experiment with various methods, and a forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas with the help of their peers. By the end of the training, mentors will have articulated their personal style and philosophy of mentoring and have a toolbox of strategies they can use when faced with difficult mentoring situations.


The tentative program is as follows:
9:00-11:00AM      Training activities

11:00-11:30AM    Lunch

11:30-1:30PM      Training activities

1:30-2:00PM         Wrap-up and VGN announcements

Training topics covered include:
·       Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
·       Aligning Expectations
·       Assessing Understanding
·       Fostering Independence
·       Promoting Professional Development
·       Addressing Equity and Diversity
Directions and Parking
An interactive campus map can be found here:!m/30134?ce/3528?ct/3589
Attached is a similar map with the International Commons building designated with a brown marker.
You do not need a parking permit for the day, and you can park where you see an open space. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Contact Information:

Vermont Genetics Network
University of Vermont
120A Marsh Life Science Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0086
(802) 656-9119
(802) 656-2914 - FAX

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