National Mentoring Month - recognizing the power of relationships
I just found out that January is celebrated as National Mentoring Month in the US. What a positive beginning to a new year! This initiative seems like an amazing way to recognize the power of mentoring and the impact it can have on people’s lives.
Mentoring is not just about learning from others, but also about supporting and understanding each other – it’s about the power of relationships and helping others achieve their full potential. For a mentor, mentoring is about listening, understanding, and guiding, about being there for others, sharing our journey and experiences so that others can learn from them. For a mentee, it’s about having someone dependable they can seek advice from and look up to. Mentoring is all about spreading positivity and helping each other grow. It's also as much about getting as it is about giving back. And what better time to do this than the beginning of the year – when we all look forward to a fresh start! Let’s celebrate the power of mentoring and grow together as a community!
Let’s make mentoring the topic of the month on R Voice. Throughout this month, we’ll be sharing posts about mentoring - make sure to keep an eye out for these! We’d love to keep the conversation going, so we also want to hear your own stories, thoughts, and experiences about mentoring in academia.