Intentional Mentoring, Advising and Informal Learning


Intentional Mentoring, Advising and Informal Learning

This group is for anyone interested in the topic of mentoring, advising and informal learning. It is also the place to continue conversations begun in our series titled "What if Every Encounter Were a Learning Encounter: Intentional Mentoring, Advising and Informal Learning", as well as start new conversations, and share resources with group members. Let the conversation begin!

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2014

Our Themes & Burning Questions

On January 26, 2012 a diverse group of adult learning, mentoring and advising professionals gathered at DePaul University's School for New Learning to reflect on the dimensions and dynamics of mentoring, advising and informal learning and to surface our burning questions. The two maps below, created by graphic facilitator, Brandy Agerbeck, during the conversation reflect our initial thoughts. These thoughts will seed our future programming and collaborative inquiry on the topic.

We welcome your thoughts and responses!

Discussion Forum

Map of Conversation with Larry Daloz

Started by Pamela Meyer Jun 7, 2012. 0 Replies

On Thursday, June 7th, 2012 we gathered for a conversation with Laurent A. Daloz, author of…Continue

Resources from Recent Mentoring and International Conferences

Started by Pamela Meyer May 24, 2012. 0 Replies

Today we had a lively discussion about some of the recent trends in adult learning via highlights from two recent conferences. Thank you to our presenters who discussed this year's International Mentoring Conference and trends in international…Continue

Playing with Our Roles in Mentoring and Informal Learning

Started by Pamela Meyer May 10, 2012. 0 Replies

We invite you to post your additional comments and reflections from our May 9th learning encounter. In addition to the various role playing and fish bowls, we discussed a number of questions, including:How do our preconceptions about our roles…Continue

Scholar-Practitioner Conversation: Intentional Mentoring, Advising and Informal Learning

Started by Pamela Meyer. Last reply by Pamela Meyer Apr 23, 2012. 3 Replies

We invite you to continue our conversation from April 11, 2012 here. We are gathered to discuss two provocative articles on mentoring and informal learning. You can download them by clicking the links below.During our conversation we reflected on…Continue

Fostering Cultures of Intentional Informal Learning & Mentoring

Started by Pamela Meyer. Last reply by carol semrad Mar 1, 2012. 1 Reply

We invite you to continue the conversation we began at our "learning encounter" on 2.29.12. Several provocative questions were asked as we discussed how we can foster cultures of informal learning and mentoring. A few are listed below. Please…Continue

Mentoring Series

Started by Mercedes Wurm Jan 30, 2012. 0 Replies

    What if Every Encounter Were a Learning Encounter?Theme Reflections from 1.26.12 Conversation New Employees:-          Navigate New Workplace-          Safety in Process for Mentee-          New Employees Feel Safe to Ask QuestionsQualitative…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Pamela Meyer on January 17, 2012 at 12:59pm

Our DePaul ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) Network just posted some wonderful mentoring stories of how alumni are mentoring and learning together and with active students. Here is the link: Just scanning the wide variety of stories I can already see wonderful, diverse interpretations of the role of the mentor and mentee! I am interested in hearing more from people who are playing around with these boundaries and challenging some traditional assumptions.

Comment by Julie Benesh on January 12, 2012 at 12:12pm

I believe that having the hope and expectation of learning from (as well as to imparting learning to) everyone we encounter helps create that process and result. This combines the conscious aspect of formal learning with the spontaneity and acessibility of informal learning. Can't wait to hear what others think and have exprienced!


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