Student Network Group Professional Mentor Training
Greetings and Introductions • Dean Shannon Davis & Mr. Brian Newton • M100 Coordinator – Dr. Lauren Brown • SNG Coordinator – Ms. Roshaunda Breeden • M100 Instructors • On-Campus Transfers (M100 – 001) – Ms. Jennifer McLamb • Off-Campus Transfers (M100 – 002) – Ms. Melusian Wright • First Year Students (M100 – 003, 004, 005, 006) – Ms. Julie Lawson and Ms. Megan Van Hook
Training Schedule History of Management 100/Student Network Group Professional Mentor Expectations Class Breakout Sessions Returning Mentor Panel Meet and Greet/Dinner with Student Mentors
Management 100 History • M100 History The Problem - Strong academic foundation, but lacked real experiences and emphasis on professionalism and diversity. • We needed a process designed to help new students grow professionally regardless of their starting point. • We needed a avenue to engage student in the large lecture classroom of Nelson 3400.
Management 100 – Professionalism, Diversity, and Academic Success • Professionalism • Business communications & email etiquette • Navigating unwritten rules of corporate • Networking • Professional Portfolio • Diversity • First impressions • Diversity in the workplace • Support systems • Academic Success • Degree planning • Time Management • GPA Calculating • Academic Consequences SNG How do you make all of this happen?
Poole students created the SNG model based on “Corporate affinity groups” Affinity groups, also called networking groups, provide forums for employees to gather socially and share ideas outside of their particular business units. Affinity groups bring together employees based on country of origin, racial, ethnic-background and gender-based affinity groups religion, physical disabilities, military service, age, sexual orientation and many other parameters.
What is the purpose of SNG? To foster a sense of community, belonging, and connection within the larger university, To build an awareness of diversity and inclusivity among students, To foster intergroup dialogue, Provide access to professional and student role models, and to give students opportunities to develop networking skills.
What makes a Student Network Group? • 1 or 2 professional mentors from the community • 1 upperclassman Poole student mentor • Small group of M100 students 15 - 18
Student Network Groups • African-American • American Indian • Asian/Pacific Islander • Commuter • Gay, Lesbian , Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) • Hispanic/Latino/Latina • International Student • Students who have lived outside of the US or students who are interested in meeting those students • International Experience • Students who have an interest in living and working in other countries • Men • Military • Students who are members or have family that are in the military • Multicultural • Non-Traditional • Students 25 years or older or students who are parents • Out of State • Religion & Spirituality • Students interested in interfaith dialogue • Rural • Women
Students choose SNGs based one of 3 criteria: You are a member of that group, You wish to learn more about the group, You are interested in learning more about the challenges and issues group members face. Make sure you are comfortable with ALL 3 that you select. Privacy Issues/Email Release at bottom of survey.
Other duties as assigned… • Communicate with students outside of class • Contact list will be sent to you • Respond to student assignments • Introduction Email, SNG Event Reflection Emails, Online Portfolio, etc • Attend SNG events, if possible • If you miss a class… • Communicate with other professional mentors • Communicate with the Management 100 Team • Communicate with your student mentors (See student mentor responsibilities)
What does success look like? Big picture small picture SUCCESS success Students completing assignments and the Management 100 course Students attending cultural events and writing in-depth reflections Students gaining professional etiquette feedback • Strong support system • Shared experiences • Strong networks past M100 • New and diverse worldviews
Class Break Out Sessions M100 – 001 Go to Nelson 2402 M100 – 002 Go to Nelson 2406 M100 – 003 & 004 Stay in this room M100 – 005 & 006 Stay in this room
Where do we go from here? • Connect with your Student Mentor • Utilize the pink planning sheet • Give your student mentor tasks for the first class • Connect with your students via email • Introduce yourself • Share your background and why you became a mentor • Encourage them to bring any questions for you to class • Attend class your first class on either September 5th or 8th • Utilize your resources – M100 team, SNG Portal, and Student Mentor
Meet & Greet • Dinner is located in the hallway. Once you get your dinner, please go to your assigned room. • M100 – 001 Go to Nelson 2403 • M100 – 002 Go to Nelson 2210 • M100 – 003 & 004 Nelson 2402 • M100 – 005 & 006 Nelson 2406 • Student Mentors with multiple groups - Elizabeth Lor, Ian Searle, Amanda Stephenson, Eboni Bryson, Rob Jordan, will be in the Port City Java commons.