Forum: Mentoring the Next Generation of Lab Design Professionals

Mentoring programs are a valuable way to offer guidance and support to young people pursuing an education and career related to architecture, engineering and design. They are also a positive way to “give back” to the lab design community and help nurture the young talent that will evolve into tomorrow’s leaders—and determine the future of lab design. The lab design community would benefit greatly by focusing on the next generation of young professionals at every level—from educational settings to newly hired lab professionals.

This special Forum is a lively panel discussion which will address the overall benefits of successful mentoring programs and how they work.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how to reach out to students and young professionals in order to develop mentor/protégé relationships.
  • How to identify and recruit suitable mentors within their own organizations.
  • How to measure the effectiveness of mentorship programs.
  • Useful techniques for experienced professionals who wish to share their knowledge with the next generation.

This Forum will begin with a brief presentation by the moderator, followed by remarks from each of the panelists, and will conclude with an audience Q&A period.

AIA CES Unit: 1


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