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Breaking glass ceilings: Mentorship and collaborations for academic success - 4 November 2022

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One of the most important founding elements of academia is mentorship and collaboration. Indeed, one could argue that mentorship was born with academia. Effective mentorship in training programmes leads to the recruitment and retention of eligible individuals and early-career researchers, as well as the potential for a successful academic career for established scholars.

There is no doubt that mentoring has numerous advantages for mentors, mentees, and organisations. However, even the best programmes and most dedicated participants can face difficulties.

Therefore, what are the current best mentoring practises? Is mentorship a priority in academic and research institutions right now? The goal of this global workshop is to provide an overview of the concept of mentorship and collaboration in academic settings, as well as to explore the benefits of mentorship and collaboration for black academics in today's academic environment.

We will specifically cover the following themes in the workshop:

  • What exactly is mentoring? A critical understanding from an academic perspective
  • Why is mentoring so important in higher education today?
  • How can mentoring and collaboration be used to help black academics advance their careers?
  • In today's highly competitive academic environment, what are the advantages of mentoring and collaboration?
  • The problems with mentoring and why reaping the benefits is difficult
  • Managing stress and its relationship to mentoring and collaboration

Attendees will benefit from the experience of other academics, rethink their career plans, and plan more effectively for success.

This event is organised by the Society of Black Academics (SBA) and in collaboration with the King's Business School, King's College London.

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4 November 2022

Strand Campus, London