In February, we held our mentoring groups virtual showcase, and community members engaged with mentors and mentees virtually to hear about the accomplishments they made over the course of their mentoring experience. Not only were mentees able to finish their instructor checkout tasks and contribute to the CarpentryCon taskforce, mentors started local communities and reconnected with community members globally.
You’ve expressed to us and each other the benefits these mentoring groups have had on your growth in and outside of the Carpentries. You are building powerful, and meaningful connections by developing peer communities. Because of that, we want to continue to support these groups, and give more community members the opportunity to join, either as a mentor, or a mentee.
The next round of mentoring groups will run from April 9th to August 13th. Get a head start on joining a mentoring group by attending one of two upcoming information sessions (to suit different time zones). Sessions will be held on March 15th at 11:30 UTC and 20:30 UTC. Sign up to attend either session on this etherpad.
Applications for both mentors and mentees are now open, and due by March 23rd. Mentor applications are open to instructors who have taught at least two workshops. Mentee applications are open to instructors who have taught less than two workshops. If you’d like to serve as a mentor, please complete the mentor application. If you’d like to be a mentee, please complete the mentee application.
Many mentor/mentee relationships extend well beyond the program time. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow with community members. Join a mentoring group!
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