|Mentoring Institute Conference 2017 |
The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Mentoring Conference, Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We invite faculty, staff and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this five-day event, which will be held from Monday, October 22, 2018, through Friday, October 26, 2018 at The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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.
Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline May 15, 2018
Accepted Proposal Notification May 30, 2018
Last Date to Register as Presenter and/or Peer-Reviewer June 15, 2018
Paper Submission Due June 30, 2018
Peer-Review Process July 1–30, 2018
Peer-Reviewed Papers Returned August 1, 2018
Final Paper Submission Due August 30, 2018
Last Date to Register as Volunteer September 30, 2018
Standard Registration Deadline October 14, 2018
What We Are Looking For
This year’s conference theme is Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Innovation and entrepreneurship exist throughout every field of study. Therefore, at this conference we seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental relationships for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. The term ‘developmental relationships’ includes, but is not limited to, mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship.
We are particularly keen to receive proposals that: (a) are informative and relevant to the term ''''developmental relationships''''; (b) are supported by theory and research; and (c) demonstrate concepts and ideas that are applicable to the development of innovative and entrepreneurial practices.
We are interested in hosting presentations based on the topics of mentoring, coaching, and leadership, within the following strands: entrepreneurship, business, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics), education, arts, humanities, health sciences, and others. We seek proposals that accomplish the following:
Build on the knowledge base of existing literature in the field of developmental relationships
Demonstrate the effectiveness of existing mentoring programs
Propose a methodology or evaluation model for developmental relationships
Suggest new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships
Promote diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural relationships
Introduce concepts and ideas to promote and develop innovative and entrepreneurial practices
Presenters in the 2018 conference must meet the following requirements for their session (please read these carefully, as they are mandatory for all presenters):
Presentation: Presenters 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.