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Faculty Headshots

A photographer will be onsite taking professional faculty photos. Reserve a time (through links below) or drop in (we will fit you in between appointments as possible). Headshot photos may take up to 1-2 weeks to receive from the time the session is held. Photos will be used for the University of Minnesota website, and will also be available for personal use. 

Upcoming Headshot Opportunities:

February 15, 2023 - LOCATION: Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) 4-103/4-105

September 13, 2023

Mentoring Training Workshop | Enhancing Mentee Motivation

Motivation is a key driver of engagement, persistence, satisfaction, and performance in the workplace and training environment. In this workshop, participants will learn about the core psychological needs that can sustain (or, if absent, diminish) a mentee’s motivation: Competence, Autonomy, Relatedness, Equity, and Structure (CARES). Through interactive exercises, participants will explore mentorship strategies for meeting these needs and encouraging mentees to recognize when their motivation is at risk. The workshop is primarily targeted to individuals who mentor early- or mid-career faculty. However, the principles have applicability for other mentoring relationships in academic medicine.

Choose whether or not you want to attend virtually or in-person by completing the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact ms-ofa@umn.edu.