Managing Conflicts or Concerns in Mentor-Mentee Relationships


Mar. 26, 2021, 11am to 12pm

Office/Remote Location



Conflict is the expression of a disagreement between people about what should be done or how it should be done. How conflict is handled can be destructive or constructive for a workplace, a relationship and or a team. This is because the core element in conflicts is people and with people comes with emotions. Communication along with emotional intelligence can positively or negatively influence how the conflict is resolved. The ability to resolve issues in a professional manner are key to a healthy and productive mentor/advisor-mentee relationship. Join us for an interactive workshop where we unpack the roles and responsibilities of mentor and mentee relationships - and learn communication skills that will be key to successfully working through conflicts or concerns.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees
  • Learn communication skills that will help resolve issues between mentors and mentees
  • Learn strategies to manage goals, expectations, and meetings with your advisor
  • Recognize similar and shared goals with your advisor/mentor
  • Learn how to transition from being a mentee to a mentor

Professional Development Academy Program: GMC

Professional Development Academy Pillars: Mentorship

Learning Experience: Interactive

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Mid-Late Master’s, Mid-Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Sara Jordan, Program Director, Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Admission Information

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

Contact Information

Grad Rebel
Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College