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AUCD - Pre-Conference Workshop 5:
Mentoring: A Key Approach to Increase Diversity Among Students and Junior Faculty from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups

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pdf File Workshop Slides (467KB) [download]

Sunday, December 2, 2012 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: G-Gunston

Session Description

Increasing student and faculty diversity remains an ongoing concern among UCEDDs and related training programs. This workshop will:

  1. explore the evidence about mentoring,
  2. benefits of mentoring,
  3. unique challenges of mentoring underrepresented students and faculty,
  4. effective mentoring programs and approaches, including e-mentoring, and
  5. cross-cultural mentoring. 

Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, respond to a series of self-reflection questions, and develop a personal plan of action to incorporate mentoring policy and practice within their universities and other program settings.  

**Registered attendees are asked to download and read the PPT at right before the event.**

Featured Presenter(s)

Suzanne M. Bronheim, PhD
National Center for Cultural Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Tawara Goode


Tawara D. Goode, MA

Ms. Goode is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  She has been on the faculty of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), for over 30 years and has served in many capacities.  She has degrees in early childhood education and education and human development.

Ms. Goode is Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at GUCCHD.  The NCCC has been in existence for the past 17 years, during which Ms. Goode was the Director for 15. Ms. Goode is recognized as a thought leader in the area of cultural and linguistic competence, and for building the NCCC into a nationally and internationally recognized and award winning program, work spans diverse audiences including health care, mental health, social services, early childhood and special education, community/advocacy organizations, professional societies/organizations, and institutions of higher education. 

Ms. Goode has published articles, book chapters, monographs, and policy papers on such topics as the evidence base and policies that support cultural and linguistic competence, the role of cultural and linguistic competence in addressing health and mental health care disparities, community engagement, among many others.