Combat Students’ Sense of Invisibility Through Effective and Culturally Appropriate Mentorship Programs
Institutions are often challenged to create a group of mentors who have the bandwidth, relatability, diverse experiences, cultural competency, and ability to advise based upon a deep understanding of equity and inclusion principles. Lack of institutional resources further exacerbates these challenges, greatly impacting the ability to create effective mentorship programs.
Our expert presenters will help you create specific and individualized mentorship programs to help students of color achieve academic and social well-being. Truly root your programs in equity and inclusive work to transform your community, instead of unintentionally causing more harm than good to a marginalized student.
Assess and fine-tune the rationale and goals of your program, engage community members of color to serve as mentors and educate in a culturally competent method those mentors who do not identify as a person of color. Create a secure and open space for students to feel safe engaging through your program.
As a result of attending this webinar you will be able to:
- Create specific and individualized mentorship programs to help students achieve academic and social well-being – create true connections centered around personal experiences, advice, opinions, thoughts, and ideas between mentors and mentees, forming deep relationships that are beneficial to students to thrive in their environment.
- Create an inclusive, comprehensive, and balanced training program for mentors – go beyond the typical resources to also include the use of adult learning for student engagement strategies.
- Create an educational training program for mentors that challenge implicit biases and internalized feelings toward cultures represented by students of color – utilize reflection as a learning tool, identify transformative moments in a student’s development, and identify issues impacting students of color to create a mentorship pool to support their needs and goals.
- Gage institutional interest, community readiness and support for a mentorship program – engage community members of color to serve as mentors.
- Identify resources to support a mentorship program that do not always include financial resources.
Dr. Bonnie Taylor serves as the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. The Dean of Students Office oversees Student Conduct, Student Life and Engagement, and Civic Engagement.
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Anil Shetty is currently the Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising, where he oversees a variety of operations, programming, resources, and advising related to students seeking out careers in healthcare.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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