CIRTL Online Workshop: I Completed My IDP...Now What?
Practice navigating the challenging conversations you might have with a mentor or advisor when pursuing your individual development plan in this online workshop. The thought of approaching a mentor to talk about topics in an Individual Development Plan—such as academic progress, research timeframe, authorship, professional goal prioritization, and career aspiration—can be nerve-wracking and stressful. This workshop will present strategies and techniques to help you prepare for these difficult conversations, and to make them more productive when you do have them. Specifically, this workshop will address common questions such as “How do I begin the conversation with my mentor?” and “How do I manage conflict constructively and maintain an open dialogue?” Conversation openers will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to practice a possible opening for a conversation with their mentors.