Although one-to-one mentoring in professional leadership development is different than mentoring midwives’ entrée into practice, principles that lead to successful mentoring are similar. Midwifery advancement in profession and practice is challenged by many factors, including: lack of diversity in leadership; uncertainty in how to attain leadership positions within the association; absence of a formal mentoring program within the association or workplace compared to other disciplines; and, graduates’ preparedness for first job often accompanied with low confidence.
This workshop will provide didactic and experiential components found in successful mentoring relationships that contribute to facilitating mentee’s goals, leadership aspirations, and/or entrée into the profession. Whether you are interested in mentoring a colleague’s advancement in ACNM, seeking a mentor relationship, or wish to learn ways to establish an ‘entry to practice’ mentoring program, research suggests common components leading to desired outcomes. We can learn from research conducted by our midwifery colleagues in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as professional associations in the US that have implemented mentoring and leadership programs to ensure our profession grows, is professionally satisfying, and represents the diversity of American society.
Room: 103, First Floor
Workshop Price: $175