Speed Mentoring

Calling all early career members – Have some fun at SBE’s 2018 Conference in Chicago while meeting established-career colleagues!

Here’s a chance for a dozen early-career colleagues to seed relationships with established-career colleagues, in a dynamic, stimulating and fun session. (Fun? Yes, absolutely.) Take a moment to sit down for a chat with seasoned scholars and educators!

What?:  In this lightning-fast, highly structured, hour-long session, you will be introduced to a dozen participating mentors. Please note that these are intended to serve as brief introductions and chats, which will allow you to build relationships throughout this and future SBE conferences, and throughout the year, if you wish.

Why?:  Benefits include the opportunity to expand your professional network, building both formal and informal collaborative relationships, the ability to make quick connections on which you can follow-up later during the conference, and the chance to share a bit of content surrounding your research interests (mentors will receive your materials for review prior to the session and all participants will receive contact information).  You now have “broken the ice,” so to speak, and can add not only these veteran colleagues to your network but also additional peers at your experience level, as well.

Who? / Eligibility:  Individuals are eligible for the Speed Mentoring session if they currently hold a faculty position, are about to begin a faculty position, or hold a terminal degree, (a PhD, JD, or equivalent) and currently are seeking a faculty position.

When?:  Saturday Aug. 11, 2018, 8:00 – 9:00 am at the SBE conference hotel, the Warwick Allerton.

How?:  If you are interested in participating, please follow these submission guidelines.

Submission Deadline:          By June 1, 2018

Submission Format:             Speed Mentoring – Submission Guidelines – 08-24-17

We hope to see you in Chicago in 2018!

Laura and Diana, Speed Mentoring Founders (click on photo to view gallery)


Kendy Hess on right councils a  participant    Libby Scott on right councils a participant