Mentoring the Mentors: A Systematic Approach to Formal and Informal Training of Collegiate Leaders

Kayla T Sherman, Holly Follmer-Reece, Erin Kostina-Ritchey, Sara Dodd

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Abstract

Much of the literature concerning collegiate mentorship has focused on faculty and staff mentorship of students (e.g., Baker & Maguire, 2005; Kram, 1988). This chapter focuses on both informal and formal mentorship (e.g., Allen & Eby, 2008) of undergraduate and graduate students who participate in United Future Leaders (UFL), a university outreach program that develops leadership competencies among elementary and middle school youth. Throughout this model, mentorship occurs across academic disciplines in both one-on-one and group settings. In addition, the mentoring connection between professional development and mentoring activities illustrate the intentional programming role that mentorship plays at every level of program delivery. Lessons learned highlight the scaling-up of programming and the intentionality of mentoring in outreach programs are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMentoring the Mentors: A Systematic Approach to Formal and Informal Training of Collegiate Leaders
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages143-160
StatePublished - Aug 17 2016

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    Sherman, K. T., Follmer-Reece, H., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Dodd, S. (2016). Mentoring the Mentors: A Systematic Approach to Formal and Informal Training of Collegiate Leaders. In Mentoring the Mentors: A Systematic Approach to Formal and Informal Training of Collegiate Leaders (pp. 143-160). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.