MENTORING OUR OWN (MOO) PROGRAM IN NCURA REGION IV
Who Should Participate?
The Mentoring Our Own (MOO) program is open to anyone who would like to enhance their Research Administration (RA) knowledge and/or skills (mentees), as well as those who wish to share their experience and leadership skills with others (mentors). The goal of the program is to provide mentees with the knowledge and confidence they need to implement change within their own system and to actively contribute to growth across the field of Research Administration.
Mentees are typically early in their career in RA (1-5 years), but participants might also include those who wish to advance their knowledge of the field or acquire new skill sets. Most importantly, participants are those who wish to grow into leadership positions and acquire the guidance and structure a mentor can provide them.
Mentors are typically those who have five or more years of experience in Research Administration and wish to take an active role in mentoring others to succeed in the field. Mentors understand the importance of sharing their own knowledge and experiences in order to help others advance and become tomorrow’s leaders.
How Does the Program Work?
The program pairs mentors and mentees based on areas of common interest and expertise. It involves a commitment of one year, during which the mentor guides the mentee through a course of leadership development skills. The program is loosely based on the book “The Leadership Challenge” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, but with a specific focus on Research Administration. Activities consist of monthly phone meetings (May-October) with assigned discussion points. The mentee selects a capstone project that demonstrates what he/she has learned through the program and works on the project with guidance from the mentor, as needed (November-February). The project can be a new process that will be proposed and/or implemented at his/her institution, a training presentation at his/her institution for peers and/or constituents, or any other creative project that demonstrates leadership skills. Ideally, the mentee would also attend the NCURA Region IV regional meeting and present a concurrent, spark, or poster session on his/her project (March-April).
How Do I Sign Up?
Download the application and complete the form. Digitally or manually sign the form and acquire the signature of your supervisor, as well, to ensure he/she approves of the goals and time commitment of the program. Send the completed form to email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is January 31, 2018.
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We will do our best to create matches for late applications through the closing of the Region IV annual meeting: Submissions beyond that date will be held for participation in the following year of the program in order to allow each pair sufficient time to achieve a successful outcome.
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