May 25, 2022 – 2:00 pm EST(11:00 am PT)

Kathleen Cowin, Ed.D.

Associate Professor (Career Track), Educational Leadership Washington State University, Tri-Cities


Leading and Learning: Virtual Co-mentoring Circles Held Over Zoom

Learn about the specific methods and activities for establishing a co-mentoring circle. Then explore how to conduct successful co-mentoring circles over Zoom. Learn co-mentoring participants’ assessments of the co-mentoring circles conducted over this on-line platform. Consider if co-mentoring circles could benefit your mentoring practices and programs.

Kathleen Cowin’s research focuses on the development of effective relational co-mentoring practices and the creation of co-mentoring circles among current and former educational leadership students. She served as a teacher, elementary and middle school principal for over 25 years and also completed her Superintendent Certification. Kathleen is the past Chair for the American Educational Research Association Mentorship and Mentoring Practices Special Interest Group, and in 2020 she was selected as a member of the Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy.

June 15, 2022 – 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PT)          

Wendy Brenes

Sr. Program Manager, Mentoring and Enterprise Leadership Development Robert Half, Human Resource Consulting Firm, Menlo Park, CA


Peer-Led Group Mentoring Provides Clarity and Connection During Uncertain Times

Staring down the global pandemic, our organization pivoted from traditional one-to-one mentoring to a peer-led group mentoring format. Leaders embraced social learning and human interactions they craved in the new remote world. Navigating new roles, leading in ways never imagined, and managing colliding work and personal lives, this modern mentoring approach has been well received and is greatly impacting engagement, collaboration, connection, and retention.

Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions and business consulting firm that connects opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. Robert Half offers contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm. Visit roberthalf.com and download our award-winning mobile app.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and practices in the mentoring field with others, consider presenting an IMA Webinar. The platform used is Zoom and the webinars are 45-60 minutes in length.The networking, resources, and professional interconnections support leadership, professional development, and ‘giving back’ to the profession and to those you serve as a mentor!

Email imawebinars@mentoringassociation.org for more information.