Managing Conflicts or Concerns in Mentor-Mentee Relationships


Feb. 12, 2020, 9am to 10am

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Gather 1 & 2


Just like in any work environment, differences in perspectives can arise between mentors (faculty, postdoctoral scholars, or graduate students) and their mentees (postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students) in an academic setting. If these challenges are not addressed in such a way that recognizes the interests and perspectives of all parties involved, they can magnify and become major conflicts and obstacles. To help cultivate strong and healthy mentor-mentee relationships, this workshop will expose graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to negotiation strategies, consensus building techniques, and problem-solving approaches to conflicts/concerns.

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Identify common challenges encountered between mentors and mentees in academic settings

  • Learn negotiation strategies, consensus building techniques, and problem-solving approaches to help to resolve and minimize these conflicts or concerns

Professional Development Academy Program: GCMC, GCCC

Professional Development Academy Pillars: Mentorship, Communication

Learning Experience: Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Early, Mid, Late Master’s & Early, Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Lisa Menegatos, Associate Dean of the Honors College


Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

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Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College