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Webinar: Developing a Successful Mentee-Mentor Relationship in the Modern Laboratory

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Developing a Successful Mentee-Mentor Relationship in the Modern Laboratory
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How to cultivate and develop a successful mentee-mentor relationship through trust, transparency, and honesty.

Live Air Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The mentor-mentee relationship must be strong and transparent to effectively accomplish important tasks and objectives in the modern research laboratory. How can the mentee contribute to a great mentor-mentee relationship while getting other important tasks and research objectives accomplished?

A mentee faces an interesting challenge: how to develop a strong working relationship with their mentor through open and honest communications while not sacrificing essential attention to normal tasks. This webinar will address tips and techniques that all mentees can employ to manage good relationships in everyday lab settings. Trust, transparency, and honesty will be discussed.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • How does trust provide a framework for success?
  • Why is open communications essential for success?
  • What steps can help to cement the mentee-mentor relationship?


Rick Parmely is the founder of Polished and Professional LLC, a training company that specializes in improving communications of groups as diverse as individual scientists and managers, or groups of trainers. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek Corporation in 1997 and until recently directed their technical education program. He teaches communications technique, chemistry, and separation science theory. With 30-plus years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, flavor scientists in Shanghai, China, and scientists at the University of Nairobi as well as to hundreds of domestic clients.