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Mentor/Mentee Resources

ISOQOL supports our members by facilitating the matching of mentors and mentees and providing an opportunity for them to meet in person at the Annual Conference. Mentor-mentee matching helps new members navigate the society’s diverse network, supports the development of meaningful professional connections, and helps advance the HRQL field as a whole. Mentoring is an exciting volunteer opportunity, and a great way for seasoned professionals to give back and support the next generation of HRQL professionals.

Registration for the Annual Conference is required to participate as a mentor or mentee. Before the Annual Conference, the Mentor/Mentee Co-Chairs carefully match mentors to mentees. Normally, mentors and mentee will meet in-person at the Annual Conference. With the move of the Annual Conference to a virtual format in 2021, mentors and mentee will meet via video conferencing before the conference starts. From that point, mentors and mentees decide together how to continue their professional relationship. Some mentors and mentees matched by ISOQOL continue to stay in touch for many years.

To learn more about mentor-mentee matching, click here.

Scheduling a Virtual 1:1 Meetup

Mentor/Mentee E-meet

Unique to 2021, ISOQOL is providing a virtual videoconferencing platform for each mentor/mentee pair or group to meet face-to-face through their computer screens. The platform is available anytime 12-28 October, however if those dates are not suitable for the pair you may use another videoconferencing platform available to you.

Scheduling the e-meet for the conference week

First, you want to make sure you are operating with Google Chrome.

Next, you will need to log in to the virtual conference platform (available 9 October) using the email provided during ISOQOL registration.

Under the “Attendees” tab, search for the name of your mentor or mentee. You will see all of the attendees have small icons at the bottom of their “card”.

To request a 1:1 meeting, click the icon on the attendee’s card you would like to e-meet.

Complete the meeting invitation by updating the date and time, inviting additional participants if needed and clicking the “Request Meeting” button.

Once the invitation is sent, a link will be produced and this meeting will be added to your personal schedule within the virtual conference platform and emailed to both you and the other participants.

Opening your meeting invitation

To access this meeting on the scheduled date and time, click on the “My Schedule” link at the top right corner of the virtual conference platform.

A list of your created meetings is displayed. At the designated meeting time, click on the “Join Meeting Room” link.
*Note: Meeting room is available 5 minutes before scheduled meeting start time

Mentees

Role of a Mentee

ISOQOL supports our members by facilitating the matching of mentors and mentees and providing an opportunity for them to meet – this year virtually – near the Annual Conference dates. Mentor/mentee matching helps new members navigate the society’s diverse network, supports the development of meaningful professional connections, and helps advance the HRQL field as a whole.

What is a mentee? – Mentees are individuals in training, recent graduates or new ISOQOL members. The typical ISOQOL mentee is someone who is passionate about learning, is seeking career advice and professional networking connections, and appreciates the time dedicated by the mentor.

  • Pre-Conference Connections: Before the Virtual 28th Annual Conference, all mentor/mentee pairs will be connected via email by the ISOQOL Office to e-meet one another informally and share contact information. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to communicate over email prior to the virtual meetup in October.
  • Mentor/Mentee One-On-One Meetings: Unique to 2021, ISOQOL is providing a virtual videoconferencing platform for each mentor/mentee pair or group to meet face-to-face through their computer screens. The platform is available anytime 12-28 October, however if those dates are not suitable for the pair you may use another videoconferencing platform available to you. During your pre-conference communications, ask your mentor for their availability while keeping in mind your different time zones.
    • This one-on-one meeting will foster relationships where individuals share their work, career ambitions, and questions about the trade.

As a mentee, we ask that you:

    1. Share your background and professional and personal experiences.
    2. Be prepared with a few questions to discuss with your assigned mentor during your one-on-one meeting.
    3. Visit the ISOQOL website to review the educational and networking opportunities that are available to you throughout the year. Your mentor can give you their personal experiences on the various initiatives.
  • After the Conference: ISOQOL’s formal involvement in your mentoring relationship ends after providing the connection and virtual platform. We understand that many mentors have workloads that make it challenging to continue a relationship post-conference. However, your mentoring relationship need not be limited to this reception. You may wish to find an additional time to connect with your mentor following the Annual Conference. Communicate with your mentor about what you would like to do.

Thank you for participating in this program. We hope that you find your experience as a mentee informative and rewarding.

Mentors

Role of a Mentor

ISOQOL supports our members by facilitating the matching of mentors and mentees and providing an opportunity for them to meet – this year virtually – near the Annual Conference dates. Mentor/mentee matching helps new members navigate the society’s diverse network, supports the development of meaningful professional connections, and helps advance the HRQL field as a whole.

What is a mentor? – Mentors are individuals established in their field, and are typically long-time members of ISOQOL. They provide guidance to mentees with the overall objective of making a positive impact on their development as professionals. The typical ISOQOL mentor is someone who is passionate about sharing advice and knowledge. Mentors often help mentees define their professional goals and can then serve as an
accountability partner to help the mentee meet those goals.

  • Pre-Conference Connections: Before the Virtual 28th Annual Conference, all mentor/mentee pairs will be connected via email by the ISOQOL Office to e-meet one another informally and share contact information. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to communicate over email prior to the virtual meetup in October.
  • Mentor/Mentee One-On-One Meetings: Unique to 2021, ISOQOL is providing a virtual videoconferencing platform for each mentor/mentee pair or group to meet face-to-face through their computer screens. The platform is available anytime 12-28 October, however if those dates are not suitable for the pair you may use another videoconferencing platform available to you. During your pre-conference communications, ask your mentee for their availability while keeping in mind your different time zones.
    • This one-on-one meeting will foster relationships where individuals share their work, career ambitions, and questions about the trade.

As a mentor, we ask that you:

    1. Reach out to your Mentee(s) to set up your one-on-one meetings.
    2. We ask that you share your background and professional and personal experiences with the mentee to open the dialogue. Know that the mentees have been asked to prepare a few questions prior to the virtual one-on-one meeting. We also encourage you to discuss briefly the professional and personal impact that you have experienced as a member of ISOQOL; share opportunities for involvement in SIGs and on committees.
  • After the Conference: ISOQOL’s formal involvement in your mentoring relationship ends after providing the connection and virtual platform. We understand that many mentors have workloads that make it challenging to continue a relationship post-conference. However, your mentoring relationship need not be limited to this reception. You may wish to find an additional time to connect with your mentor following the Annual Conference. Communicate with your mentee about what you would like to do.

Thank you for considering giving your time and expertise to this program. We hope that you find mentoring a very rewarding experience.

Icebreakers

Questions

  1. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  2. If you could write a book, what would it be about?
  3. What is the happiest moment in your life? What made it so special?
  4. What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done for fun?
  5. What is your dream job?
  6. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  7. Where is one place where you’d love to travel?
  8. Are you working on a personal passion project right now?
  9. What has been your top takeaway/key point learned through the ISOQOL conference thus far? Or What session or topic are you most looking forward to learning about during the ISOQOL conference?
  10. If you were a color, what would it be?
  11. What superpower would you choose to have? Why?
  12. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Quick Activity

  1. Grab a nearby item that is unique to you and SHARE the story behind it!
  2. Two Truths and a Lie – One person would say three statements about themselves, (2 truths and 1 lie), and the other person would have to guess the lie.

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.