AUGUST 7, 2019
Application Deadline
Notification of Acceptance
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Workshop Confirmation Deadline
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
OCTOBER 19-22, 2019
SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Application Requirement

An application is required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop applicant should be in a pre-tenure stage of their academic careers and should submit the following materials as a single document through the workshop website:

  • A current CV
  • A one-paragraph research proposal to discuss with potential mentors at the workshop

Accepted applicants will need to confirm their attendance by registering for the workshop by September 17, 2019. Saturday

Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference are included in the registration for the Annual Conference. Participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference.

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Strategic Human Capital IG Junior Scholar Mentoring Kickoff

Saturday, October 19, 2019
13:00h – 16:00h

(Lunch provided for all workshop participants: 12:00 - 13:00)

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

Sponsored by Strategic Human Capital IG

Workshop Information

This half-day mentorship workshop is intended as a kickoff for a junior scholar (pre-tenure faculty) mentoring initiative. The workshop will be held from 13:00-16:00 h on Saturday, October 19th as part of the pre-conference program for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis. The program aims to provide opportunities for pre-tenure faculty mentoring from senior faculty and peers. The format for the mentoring program will be small groups consisting of 2 senior faculty mentors and 4 pre-tenure faculty. The groups will be matched on mutual preferences at the workshop, and the groups will stay intact for a year, connecting on quarterly calls via teleconferencing after the SMS. The program will provide sufficient structure for the quarterly calls, but also offer enough flexibility for groups to organize themselves as best serves the group. As part of the knowledge-sharing mission of the program, we will solicit check-in reports from each mentoring sub-group in order to aggregate and disseminate best practices and lessons learned with the larger mentoring cohort. The groups will scramble after one year, which will allow pre-tenure faculty a wide exposure to different senior faculty and peers.

The workshop will include two consecutive sessions:

A) Mentor-mentee matching process

This breakout session will aim to use a matching process to form mentoring groups comprised of approximately two senior faculty and four pre-tenure faculty. During this part of the session, pre-tenure faculty will discuss and receive feedback on research proposals in an informal, one-on-one setting with senior faculty. To facilitate this segment, as part of the application process, pre-tenure faculty participants will submit a one-paragraph research proposal, which will be assigned to several senior faculty mentors. During this part of the session, senior mentors will meet and discuss research proposals with up to 6 pre-tenure faculty. After the initial discussions, both senior and pre-tenure faculty will indicate preferences for mentors and mentees in a private form, and workshop organizers will use those preferences to match mentors to mentees.

B) Mentoring Group Discussions (2:30pm to 4:00pm)

Participants will be divided into groups consisting of about 2 senior faculty and 4 pre-tenure faculty based on mutual preferences indicated during the matching market. Mentoring groups will conduct a series of initial discussions about critical aspects of the research and publication process, ways to craft a successful research program, future directions in strategic human capital research, and other questions of concern for pre-tenure scholars in career progression. The intent is for this workshop and these discussions to serve as the basis for a continued mentoring group relationship over the following year. 

Senior Faculty Mentors

More information to come 


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Ulya Tsolmon
Washington University in St. Louis
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Alia Crocker
Babson College
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Rebecca Kehoe
Cornell University

Call for Applicants

Workshop Schedule

13:00 – 13:15:    Welcome
13:15 – 14:15:    Mentor-mentee matching market (10 min discussions with senior mentors)
14:15 – 14:30:    Break
14:30 – 14:45:    Mentoring Group formation
14:45 – 15:55:    Mentoring Group Discussions