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UAB Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Education will celebrate Mentoring Week March 7-11. We invite all of our mentors/mentees to join us as we celebrate our mentors and recognize the value in and importance of mentorship.

March 7

We'll kick off the week with "Donuts with Mentors/Mentees" from 8 to 10 a.m. outside of Lister Hill Library and the Shelby Building. Mentors, bring your mentees and enjoy a donut on us!!

March 8

"Fostering Effective Communication and Cross-Cultural Competence" workshop presented by Melissa Hawkins. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mentoring relationships are inherently individual between mentors and mentees. While this can be a very fruitful experience for mentors and mentees and lead to long-term collaborations and personal relationships, it can also provide an environment for unfortunate communication mishaps. Especially with regards to international postdocs, differences in cultural values or in cross-cultural communication styles can be at the root of potential communication issues. In this workshop, these potential cross-cultural differences will be discussed in the context of the workplace. Participants will learn tools to help encourage effective communication.

March 9

The week continues with the My Story seminar series hosted by GROW. This month's featured speaker is Dr. Pam Benoit, UAB Provost. The online session is from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 886 8779 8200 | Passcode: MyStory

March 10

Dr. Brittany Lasseigne will present "Mentoring and Social Media" during this hour-long workshop. This session will discuss the benefits of social media for scientists and how to get started with the online community. Additionally, we will discuss strategies for networking, finding mentors, and being mentors through social media platforms. 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

March 11

We'll end the week with "Popsicles with Mentors/Mentees" from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. outside of Lister Hill Library and the Shelby Building. Mentors, bring your mentees and enjoy a popsicle on us!!

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