Mentoring Development: Giving feedback and sharing experience
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This workshop will explore when we should share our own experiences with mentees and approaches to giving feedback in mentoring. As mentors being self-aware and considering when our mentees will benefit from our own experience and knowledge, as well as developing our approaches to feedback will ensure we don’t fall into approaches to mentoring which become mentor led which will disempower mentees.
Optional pre-workshop task: Watch/listen to the following short videos on LinkedIn learning. You will first need to sign into LinkedIn learning with your university log in details.
Although presented as separate workshops, the 4 mentoring workshop sessions are purposely scaffolded to develop mentoring practice and participants are encouraged to attend all where possible.
Alex Walker (she/her) MEd FRSA CMALT PFHEA
Head of Academic Practice Development | Ceannard Leasachadh Cleachdadh Acadaimigeach
Alex's main responsibilities include leadership of staff-facing professional development in learning, teaching and associated academic practices offered across the university. This includes working with colleagues in the Academic Practice Development team and across the university to design, implement and manage a arrange of professional recognition and development opportunities for UHI colleagues. Alex also leads the UHI submissions to the Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellent (CATE), as well as coordinating ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional Development and Innovation in Education) and supporting applicants throughout the ALPINE application process. Alex also has responsibility for leading, facilitating and coordinating events which promote and share good practice in educational research, and learning and teaching across the university.
Alex also coordinators the University Mentoring Scheme which offers a range of mentoring opportunities for university colleagues through four distinct strands. Alex has mentored colleagues applying for Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT), HEA Fellowships through ALPINE, through direct applications to Advance HE for Principal Fellowship HEA and internationally through a global funded research project exploring professional recognition and mentoring with colleagues at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB).
Alex gained Principal Fellowship HEA (PFHEA) in 2021, and in 2022 completed a Masters in Tertiary and Higher Education, receiving a distinction for a dissertation researching mentoring for professional recognition. Alex is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) and in 2023 gained a level 5 ILM qualification in coaching and mentoring.
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