2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

momtom&baloon.web_22015 Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now seeking proposals for the 2015 mentoring conference: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The 8th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23 at the Student Union Building (SUB) situated on UNM’s main campus in Albuquerque, NM.

We invite faculty, staff and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to join us in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.


We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships, those which are supported by theory and research, and which demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term developmental relationship includes, but is not limited to: mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship.

Conference Theme

The 2015 conference theme is New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The theme focuses on new perspectives in mentoring, and how they can be used to foster strong leaders for the future generation.


The 2015 keynote speaker is Dr. Carol Mullen, professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech.  She will present her keynote session: The Leadership Identity Journey: Transformative Leaps for Humankind.

We are interested in presentations based in the following fields: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts & Humanities, Business & Government, Health Sciences, and Education. With this in mind, we seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:

 *   Builds on the knowledge base of existing literature in the field of developmental relationships.

 *   Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring programs.

 *   Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for developmental relationships.

 *   Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.

 *   Proposals that include participants of different nationalities, different levels of experience, and from different institutional and organization types.

Submit an Abstract & View Presenter Requirements<http://mentor.unm.edu/conference/call-for-proposals>

Important Deadlines

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline   Friday, May 15, 2015

Notification of Submission Acceptance   Friday, May 29, 2015

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