Mentoring365 Circles

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Mentoring365 Circles is a free-to-use, peer to peer group mentoring program that will help you build skills and grow your network around common interests and objectives.

Depending on the size of the Circle, some groups will be discussion based while others will function like workshops. Each Circle is facilitated by a lead member who is responsible for creating a plan, fostering engagement among members and ensuring the group achieves its goals. 

Since our launch in 2023, we have had over 1000 members participate in Circles such as Policy 101, Publishing 101, Science Communication, and Grant Writing. See below for past and current circles.

Find out how to join Circles and enroll in the next session! 
 
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How to Join

1. Build Your Profile

Begin by joining Mentoring365 as a mentee and building your profile. It only takes a few minutes!

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2. Discover Circles

Once you’ve joined the platform, go to the Discover tab to see browse current circle offerings. Each Circle has its own topic, structure and schedule which can all be viewed in the description.

3. Join & Participate

Join the circles you’re interested in, get approved via email, and start connecting with your peers! You can join up to 5 circles at a time.

For more information see our FAQ -  Circles page.


Ongoing/Upcoming Circles
 

Where Do We Go from Here Regarding DEIA Initiatives?
February 09, 2024 - May 09, 2024

After 60 years of Civil Rights efforts, there are factions within our society that claim the U.S.A. is “Good” and we have met our objectives. Some groups are vilifying and even attempting to make JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) and ABIDE (Accessibility, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) initiatives illegal. This attitude of “we’re good,” leads to ideas that we no longer need these initiatives, we no longer need to be taught the true history of our country, we no longer need affinity societies or groups, and that we just need to treat everyone “equally.”

What are the implications of this “one size fits all” attitude? Is being “anti-racist” actually racist? Does inclusivity cause hyper-divisiveness? There is more inclusion and diversity in geosciences than 60 years ago; however, the trends and trajectories have not changed.

This circle asks the question – how do we continue to move forward regarding DEIA initiatives in the geosciences? Do we act bravely and unapologetically, or do we sit back and accept what is happening without taking action? What are some actions we can take as individuals?

Presented by AWG
Preparing for the Applied Geophysics Workforce
February 19, 2024 - April 30, 2024

We are exploring the pathway to securing a job in this sector whether it be finding advice on what courses to take in university, what to include (or what not to include) on your resume, and what sort of skills prospective applicants should be seeking prior to starting their entry level position.
In this circle, we want to hear what burning questions applicants have about the geophysics industry job market and get those answered by hiring managers and other professionals in the near surface geophysics industry.

Presented by EEGS
Using Multimedia for Science Communication
Starts April 22, 2024

This Circle is back by popular demand and will introduce participants to multimedia for science communication. Science communication (SciComm) and outreach allows you to increase your research profile, become a scientific resource in your community, break down barriers to scientific literacy and build an ongoing dialogue with people you interact with daily.
 
This circle is for those at any experience level interested in communicating science to wide audiences using visuals, audio, video, and more types of media. Discussions will be focused on best practices, technical details, the importance of incorporating storytelling and much more!

Presented by AGU

How to Be an Effective Mentee
Starts May 30, 2024

A good mentoring relationship can provide individuals valuable insights and assistance at any stage of their careers but can be particularly beneficial for students and early career geoscientists. This circle will explore the many advantages  &various types of mentoring relationships available, how to seek out and find a mentor and provide mentees with tips for how to get the most out of a mentoring relationship. Participants will walk away prepared to jumpstart their mentee journey.  

The Circle will be comprised of  several presentations on key topics, followed by discussions and posted readings for discussion. Input and questions from the Circle participants is highly encouraged. Topics will be expanded and/or added as the discussion evolves from participants.

Presented by AWG and CEGA

Want to start a Circle?

Anyone interested in connecting others around a topic can start their own Circle. Mentoring365 admins are available for guidance and technical support. Contact administrators and reach out to our team here.