Early Career-Focused Mentoring Opportunities
with Leaders in the Field of Injury & Violence Prevention
Tuesday, April 28, 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Advanced registration required, but there is no additional cost for participation.

The speed mentoring session is designed to provide a forum for students and early career professionals to ask short, targeted questions of leaders in the injury prevention field. The session will help (1) provide a structured and welcoming networking opportunity between students/early career professionals and leaders in the injury prevention field and (2) assist students/early career professionals with career path and career growth decisions.

The speed mentoring session will take place on April 28, 2020 from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm. If you would like to participate, we ask that you indicate your interest in participating in the speed mentoring session on your registraiton form and upload your CV at that time. Mentors will receive the CVs of all participants that they will meet during the session. Likewise, you will receive information about all mentors that you will meet during the session to assist in developing targeted questions to ask mentors.

We are also looking for interested mentors, who would be willing to share their career experiences and guidance with students and early career professionals during this session. Please indicate if you are willing to have someone reach out to you to discuss this opportunity more.

Finally, the speed mentoring session will also serve as a springboard for a SAVIR group mentoring program, which was initiated after last year’s conference. The purpose of this program is to provide a forum for ongoing mentorship in a group-based setting involving at least one quarterly call to discuss mentee-derived topics. Each group consists of at least one senior-level mentor and generally 5-6 mentees (could vary depending on interest in program). Topics include advice related to grant writing, time management, skill building, publication, development of short- and long-term career goals, etc. Please indicate your interest in participating in the group mentoring program below, and please provide information on the injury-related topic area(s) that you generally focus on.  Group mentoring teams will have the opportunity to meet each other at the end of the speed mentoring session. However, you do not have to attend the speed mentoring session in order to participate in group mentoring.

If you have questions about either of these activities, feel free to contact Becky Naumann at rnaumann@unc.edu.

2020 SAVIR Conference Sponsors