Applications are open for the next round of mentoring. You can apply to be a mentor or a mentee.
Instructors who have taught at least two workshops are eligible to serve as mentors. It is a great way to share the experience you have picked up from teaching others. Please don’t feel that if you are a new-ish instructor, you won’t have useful advice to share. Your perspective will be immensely valuable to others who are just starting out. And your ‘pathway’ will resonate as your mentees seek to find their own pathways to engagement with the Carpentries both globally and within their local communities. So please banish any thoughts of ‘impostor syndrome’ and sign on to mentor today. Mentoring is a key skill, one well worth developing for your CV.
Mentee applications are open to instructors who have taught fewer than two workshops. You can be mentored on a range of things: getting through the checkout process, contributing to lessons, organising workshops, or building a local community. You decide. Being a part of a group that addresses something important to you is both powerful and enjoyable. Mentoring groups are beneficial to participants because group members are able to focus on specific goals.
Applications for both roles close on Friday, 31 August. Get yours in today!
Kari L. Jordan