Talks & Lectures
17 Dec 2021
CCSE Lab - Babbio 5th floor

Reconceptualizing Mentoring

Dr. Joyce Yen, The Director of The University of Washington's ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change

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Mentoring in STEM has traditionally been described as a senior person imparts knowledge and support to a junior person. This traditional “mentor as guru” model is flawed and limiting. This talk reconceptualizes mentoring and explores organizational change through the lens of creating a culture of mentoring.

Joyce W. Yen, Ph.D., is the Director of the University of Washington ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. Prior to joining UW ADVANCE, she was an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at UW. Dr. Yen has been PI or co-PI on numerous grants ($7 million in funding) to support STEM faculty and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. In her UW and national programs, Dr. Yen creates community and connections, facilitates career and leadership skills acquisition, fosters agency and self-efficacy, and is responsive to mentee needs. She works to develop organizations and cultures where people from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups in STEM are valued, supported, celebrated, seen and matter in academia.

A hybrid option is supported. The event will take place in person and online.

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