Mentoring Undergraduates Workshop

October 13th, 2017, 8:00am - 12:30pm 

North End Center, Room 2420


Drawing from multiple well established sources and programs, including the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, this free workshop facilitated by UOPD's John Massey, will engage participants through interactive sessions on recognizing their expertise, exploring what a mentor is and is not, what a mentor does, and guidelines and best practices for mentoring undergraduate students.

This workshop is open to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students who mentor undergraduate students in ANY discipline. Dr. Laura Lunsford, Director of the Swain Center at UNCW, will deliver the keynote address entitled “ Starting, Supporting and Sustaining Effective Mentoring”, sharing tips for success in mentoring and training the next generation of scholars. Continental breakfast will be provided. Program capacity is 50, accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Register HERE

by October 6, 2016

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Biography of Keynote Speaker Dr. Laura Gail Lunsford

Author, consultant, scholar, speaker, and mentor Dr. Lunsford joined the Cameron School of Business in 2016 as the director of the Swain Center. She has authored over thirty articles, case studies, and chapters on mentoring and leadership. Lunsford authored the Handbook for Managing Mentoring Programs. She is co-editor and a co-author on three upcoming books on mentoring and leadership, including the Sage Handbook of Mentoring. She was a tenured associate professor in psychology at the University of Arizona prior to coming to UNCW. Her PhD is from NC State University. Her previous administrator positions include being the first, full-time director of the Park Scholarships at NC State and the first Director of Alumni Relations at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.