Save the Date: 2021 Mentoring and Advising Summit on March 11

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The University’s fourth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All who advise, mentor or coach students, including members of faculty, staff and administration as well as graduate students or researchers, are encouraged to participate.

The goal of this year’s summit is to explore how to continue to build a strong culture of inclusion into the University’s mentoring and advising work. Featured topics will include mentoring and advising in the midst of COVID-19, creating University-wide advisor support systems and leveraging technology to improve advising.

The summit will give participants an opportunity for networking with colleagues to explore best practices, get up-to-date information on trends and share innovative solutions and strategies for success.

Call for proposals for workshops and idea sessions

As Pitt continues to strive to enhance and enrich its educational offerings, it is increasingly important to embrace different ideas, critical perspectives, challenges and lived experiences.

The Mentoring and Advising Summit planning committee will work to balance current and emerging topics, trends and successful strategies to meet the needs of individuals serving students as formal and informal advisors, mentors and coaches.

A portion of the 2021 Mentoring and Advising Summit will highlight innovative solutions and strategies currently being implemented on all Pitt campuses. Please submit a proposal to lead a workshop or idea session; learn more and submit your application. The deadline to submit is Dec. 3.