Advocates for Equity: Creating and Managing Your Mentorship Team

In this workshop, Etta Marie Ward from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, discussed the importance of creating and managing mentorship teams both from the perspective of the mentee and the mentor. We talked about the value of near peer mentors, career development mentors, working with mentors who have similar life experiences, as well as scientific and clinical mentors. We also discussed how to mentor and be mentored across identities.

Etta has provided the slides she used in the workshop along with a sample of a mentoring onboard packet. The links are below. 

Slides from workshop

Onboard Mentoring packet

Etta Ward has led research and faculty development operations in the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for over 19 years. As the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development, her primary role is to advance the IUPUI research mission through faculty research and professional development. In addition, she promotes effective mentoring as a strategy for personal and professional success, which has been central to many efforts and grown well beyond the boundaries of academia. As a National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) certified facilitator for mentor training, Ward has built an impressive body of work around effective mentorship—especially, targeting underrepresented and minoritized populations. She promotes competency-based and culturally-aware mentoring strategies that bolster inclusive mentoring cultures. Ward views this work as her professional calling, with potential to impact mentoring generations into the future. She values opportunities to pay-it-forward by sharing her insights and passion with diverse audiences from all career stages, disciplines, and professions.