What to have ready for your CFAR mentoring meeting:
- Mentors/Mentees: Please print out the attached CFAR Mentee Development Plan and have a draft completed and available for your mentoring session. Mentors: no need to review this document prior to meeting.
- Mentor: if you know your Myers-Briggs type, please bring to the initial meeting. If you do not then you might consider taking this test: Humanmetrics.com. Please identify a memorable or important learning experience to share with Mentee.
- Mentee: Some of your learning goals might include:
- Review the plans for the upcoming year
- Developing and communicating a compelling 3-year development plan
- Conflict Management
- Creating/communicating vision and purpose
- Fostering innovation in your research
- Developing leadership opportunities
- Strategic thinking / setting vision and direction
- Aligning with other investigators
- Please be prepared to talk for three uninterrupted minutes about a problem, challenge, or opportunity from your current work that you think your Mentor could give you new insights.
- If you know your Myers-Briggs type, please bring to the initial meeting.
- Identify a memorable or important learning experience to share with your Mentor.
- Is there a scientific challenge or an opportunity you want to focus on and how might your Mentor help your achieve success?
Suggested Initial Session Agenda:
- Building Your Mentoring Relationship: Your roles and responsibilities as Mentee/Mentor; available support; key partnership communication techniques; and your preferred learning styles.
- Review the drafted CFAR Mentoring Development Plan (example included)
- Establishing a Plan for Working Together With the Rules of Engagement: How/when you will meet how you will deal with confidentiality.
- Next Steps: Setting your next meeting, email for Mentee at 2 months, and Feedback meeting at 6 months with you as a pair.
Starting on time is critical. Generally, it is not possible to extend the session and we would like to cover all the material.