March 25, 2020: Due to COVID-19 concerns and current U of I safety policies, we will be canceling the upcoming Idaho Diversity Network Regional Mentoring Conference, originally scheduled for April 27, 2020. In the near future, however, we plan to provide online mentor training opportunities that will incorporate mentoring strategies for diverse populations from across the state. We encourage you to participate in our future online mentor training opportunities which will be posted to this website within the next month so please stay tuned. Thank you!
Online Mentoring Resources
Collective Mentoring for Diverse Populations: Reflections, Research, & Strategies
Overview: The Idaho Diversity Network is featuring online mentoring resources with a focus on providing professional development for faculty and students on effective strategies for mentoring students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related fields.
Topics: Topics will range from discussion on importance of establishing a culture of mentorship to understanding implicit bias and the science behind effective mentoring strategies. The online resources will include webinars on demand as well as live interactive sessions featuring Idaho students, staff and faculty. An online training series will allow us to not only share expertise from our local experts, but also participate in mentor training opportunities going on throughout the country through national mentoring efforts such as the Mentor Collective and the National Research Mentoring Network.
Upcoming Opportunities: New sessions will be posted soon, however, if you have ideas for a mentoring webinar or have a session that you would like to feature, please contact Sarah Penney, Idaho NSF EPSCoR Program Manager.
Webinars on Demand
- Mentorship In The Context of COVID-19: Why Relationships Matter More Than Ever
- Supporting Today's Diverse Students: The Opportunity of Peer Mentorship
- Mentorship As A Core Student Success Strategy
- Ensuring Success For First-Generation Students
- Digging Deeper, Doing Better: Research Science & the Messiness of Engaging Cultural Diversity
Idaho Diversity Network – Keynote Presentations
- Supporting Native American Students in STEM: from Deficit to Strength — Dr. Vanessa Anthony-Stevens, University of Idaho (July 21, 2019)
- Beyond Being Nice: What Science Can Help Us Uncover About Mentoring — Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Columbia University (February 9, 2017)
New sessions will be posted as available, so please stay tuned!
|2019||April 12||Boise, ID - meeting handouts, survey feedback|
|2018||July 26||Boise, ID (BSU Student Union Bldg) - meeting minutes|
|2017||Sept 20||Boise, ID (Garden City)|
|2017||July 26-27||Boise, ID (in conjunction with Idaho Conference for Undergraduate Research)|
|2016||Oct 20||Coeur d'Alene, ID (in conjunction with Annual EPSCoR Conference)|
|2016||Jul 27||Boise, ID (BSU Student Union Bldg)|
|2016||Mar 8||Conference Call|
|2015||Oct 30||Boise, ID|
|2015||Aug 31-Sep 1||McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID|
|2014||Jun 23||Conference Call|
|2014||May 29||Boise, ID|
|2014||Feb 27||Moscow, ID|
|2019||July 31||IDN-hosted workshop: "Supporting Native American Students in STEM: from Deficit to Strength" Flyer | Video Recording|
IDN Workshop: July 31, 2019
|2017||Feb 8-9||Hosted "Idaho Diversity Network Mentoring Conference: Strategies for Student and Faculty Mentors", in Boise, ID
Agenda | Mentoring Manual | Keynote Address
IDN Mentoring Conference: Feb 8-9, 2017