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Online Workshop "How to be an effective Mentor"

On 8 October 2020, Academics in Solidarity organized the online workshop for mentors of at-risk scholars.


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Taking on mentorship of an at-risk scholar can be extremely rewarding, as it offers the chance to share own experiences, reflect on personal career path, and receive new impulses for the future. Simultaneously, it may be challenging with respect to a set of issues, including expectation management and intercultural aspects of communication. Bringing together ten mentors of Academics in Solidarity and the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, this workshop offered an opportunity for peer-exchange and reflections on the challenges and rewards of the mentoring process. 

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research