US conference says fostering EI is vital for good mentoring relationships

Last month saw the University of New Mexico (UNM) Mentoring Institute’s seventh annual mentoring conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme of the conference on 21-24 October was: Developmental networks: mentoring and coaching at work, focusing on how developmental networks are used in practice in educational settings and in the workplace. In addition to Bob Garvey (see Profile, pages 24-27), speakers included Maggie Werner-Washburne, from UNM. She stressed the importance of fostering emotional intelligence (EI) and psychosocial support in mentoring for the development of scientists and researchers. She argued that understanding and meeting the wide range of needs for young […]

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