Mentoring Workshop for Early-Career Women @ OCIS 2020
Early-career women scholars in an Australian context face dual challenges of the well-documented impacts of structural gendered inequality, and systemic issues in higher education including increased casualisation, growing pressure for PhDs to complete in three to four years, and the need to develop a publication record to be competitive. This workshop aims to bring together a group of early career scholars with more established women working in international studies in Australia and the region to develop strategies, share resources, and build mentoring networks.

The workshop, supported by the ANU Gender Institute, will be held on Sunday 6 December 2020 (the day before the OCIS conference commences). The draft schedule is as follows (subject to change):

9.00-9.30: Welcome/ setting the scene and tone
9.30-11.00: Navigating academia
11.00-11.30: Morning tea
11.30-1.00: Getting published
1.00-2.00: Lunch with small-group mentoring discussion
2.00-3.30: Applying for jobs
3.30-4.00: Afternoon tea
4.30-5.30: Panel ask & answer session
5.30-6.00: Wrap up and thanks

The workshop will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra. Participants must be able to attend the full day. Registration is free but spaces are limited. Accommodation for participants travelling from outside of Canberra will be provided for the previous night (Saturday 5 December 2020).

In order to be considered for a place in the workshop, please answer the following questions (responses will only be seen by the organisers, Helen Berents and Laura Shepherd, and will be kept strictly confidential).
Name
Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
Email address
Describe your current academic context (PhD in progress, PhD completed, employment situation) in as much detail as possible. Please provide years since PhD completion where applicable.
What kinds of institutional support do you have available at present (in terms of mentoring and capacity-sharing opportunities)?
Why do you think you would benefit from attending the workshop?
If the workshop can help answer one question you have, what would it be?
Is there anything else you think we should know in order to inform the decision-making process?
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