Designing a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program: Lessons from the Field

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Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 22, 2009
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Designing a Successful Faculty Mentoring Program: Lessons from the Field 22 April 2009 Online Few schools offer new faculty members a "breaking in" period for learning institutional expectations, initiating career development plans or productive networking. Gaps in these skills can lead to faculty isolation, slow starts, and struggles to meet performance expectations. Mentor programs can help to stimulate the formation of productive colleague networks, promote faculty satisfaction and advance career development. But not all mentor programs succeed, and long-standing programs that have been successful can be difficulty to access and mine for the lessons they can teach. This webinar will combine the presenters research and practical experience to answer two key questions: "what are characteristics of successful mentoring programs for faculty?" and "what are lessons for mentors, protégés and organizations" that have emerged from the practice-based experiences of planners and participants in a long-standing, successful mentoring program? Dr Jeff Morzinski is uniquely qualified to answer these and other questions. He has published extensively on mentoring as a faculty development method for health science faculty, and for 16 years he has directed a successful mentoring program for junior faculty at a large US health science school. Learners will be able to: *Describe the characteristics of five stages of mentor program development. *Name four common risks associated with early mentor program stages, and effective methods to avoid and minimize them. *List sets of crucial, updated “lessons learned” from the perspectives of experienced mentors, protégés and organizations. *Apply practice-based mentoring lessons to sample case vignettes. Who should attend? Vice Presidents of Academics Deans Faculty Department Chairs Instructional Coordinators Administrators from any program of higher education considering a mentor program for full or part-time faculty Presenter: Jeffrey A. Morzinski, PhD, MSW Associate Professor and Director, Professional Development Division Department of Family and Community Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin Dr. Morzinski completed his doctoral degree in Administrative Leadership from the School of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to earning this degree he was clinical director for a comprehensive mental health center in Michigan, where he also worked as a counselor, case manager and liaison to several social service agencies. As a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, his work has focused on educational program evaluation, mentoring, and leadership. He has published over 30 scholarly papers on these topics and has presented his work regionally and nationally through over 80 peer- reviewed and invited presentations. He directs the Department of Family and Community Medicines Division of Professional Development, teaches on-line and on-land graduate classes in leadership, and he directs components of federally and regionally-sponsored faculty development programs. Dr. Morzinski has consulted on the implementation of several initiatives nationally and locally on mentoring for health educators. He is past chair of an international Society of Teachers of Family Medicines Group on Faculty Development. His current scholarly interests involve organizational systems, mentoring, colleague networks, and the evaluation of leadership training. Enquiries: