By Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro

Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ educators already inspire each other on a daily basis.  The Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship (OPDES) is excited to launch a formal Faculty Mentorship Network to help nurture this culture of guiding and supporting colleagues.  

The Mentorship Network’s purpose is to serve as a reciprocal process for sharing experiences and fostering a trusting environment for career guidance and psychosocial support.  Engaged participation in the program will advance the educational development of both Mentees and Mentors.

What is the time commitment?  7 to 10 hours per year

Mentors will participate in an in-person pedagogical café in November, where the Director of Education Development will provide an overview of the program as well as share resources on effective mentorship.  Also in November, Mentees will participate in their first educational webinar with a focussed topic to help guide their Mentee-Mentor discussions.  Following the initial sessions, mentors and mentees are encouraged to schedule meetings on a monthly basis. Each Mentee-Mentor relationship should be driven by the Mentee and will vary based on the specific needs and strengths of the individuals. The program will wrap-up with a celebration dinner in May. We hope you will consider this opportunity to offer scholarly generosity and nurture collegial engagement.

How can you participate? APPLY online before September30:

https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ritqt5W5ZkDhwF

OPDES will do their best to match all interested applicants, but cannot guarantee that every Mentor and Mentee will be matched in this first cohort. 

For more information on the Faculty Mentorship Network: visit https://healthsci.queensu.ca/mentor or contact:

Klodiana Kolomitro, PhD

Director, Education Development

Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship

613-533-6000 x. 77899 | kk78@queensu.ca