March 6 talk by Hugh Kearns: Secrets of successful faculty mentors

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Monday, February 27, 2017 2:24 PM

You know what your research student should be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Despite your best efforts to set up good habits for your student, it does not work. Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a research degree easier for your students and for you? Join Hugh Kearns for a session devoted to these ​issues and more!

The Secrets of Successful Faculty Mentors
Monday, March 6
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Mosher Alumni Hall, 2nd floor
Refreshments will be provided
RSVP here

This course gives you practical strategies to deal with common problems such as:

  • Advisor/student relations
  • Dealing with writer’s block
  • Attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to the research – it’s not a Nobel prize
  • Getting your student to seek help when they are stuck
  • The student who never has enough time
  • Treating the research like a job
  • How to keep going when the going gets tough

Hugh Kearns is recognized internationally as a public speaker, educator, and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning, and creativity. He is widely recognized for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. Hugh lectures and researched at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and as a co-author with Maria Gardiner, has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.