Mentorship and Accountability presented at National Conference in New Mexico

The 9th Annual Mentoring Conference was held at the University of New Mexico last week featuring proposals that critically and innovatively analyzed different types of developmental relationships and how networking through various disciplines may contribute to the long-term success and prosperity of an individual.

Each year the conference hosts networkers and speakers from institutions nationwide to engage in hands-on workshops and career enriching networking opportunities. This year, LaRachelle Smith, co-advisor and principal investigator for the Student Leadership Apprentice Program (SLAP) research project, which targets students enrolled and working in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, presented a discussion at the conference entitled, “Accountability, Growth and Excellence: Mentoring Through the AGEs.”

The talk was inspired by the current 10 student cohort of apprentices and the core concepts of the SLAP that create a research-based framework to deliver the C5E skills needed for future success: Communication, Collaboration, Conflict Management, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Ethics. The presentation also touched on the topic of reverse mentorship.

For the first time in history, four generations of employee have converged in the workplace at the same time. Bridging the generational gap for the continuity of professional growth among such diverse perspectives is one of the goals of C5E skill enhancement.

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James Palmer


James Palmer, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs
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