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Speed Mentoring Guidelines

Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher Forum Committee Speed Mentoring resources.

In 2017, Royal Society Te Apārangi released mentoring guidelines for researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand. To raise awareness of these guidelines and the importance of mentoring in growing successful academic careers, and to facilitate the initiation of mentoring relationships, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher Forum Committee proposes running “Speed Mentoring” sessions during Aotearoa New Zealand conferences.

These sessions should allow tēina mentees to meet a wide range of potential tuākana mentors from across Aotearoa New Zealand from broadly similar disciplines in an open and relaxed environment, ideally paving the way for further interactions if both teina mentee and tuakana mentor agree.

Following documents provide a guide to organising and running a speed mentroing event:

Speed mentoring session guide

A tēina mentee’s guide to speed-mentoring

A tuākana mentor’s guide to speed-mentoring