The IA is IN: Mentoring block

Come enjoy a mentor-mentee interactive session. We’ll start with a structured introduction to mentors with a diversity of experience and then transition to organic conversations.

Pay It Forward: How To Mentor Your UX Co-Workers Without Them Realizing It

Want to be a mentor in the UX field, but you’re not sure where to start? Feel like you want to give back and help strengthen our industry, but running low on time and resources? You’re in luck: this presentation will not only reveal your personal secret UX superpower to you, but it’ll also show you how to use it on your co-workers to grow your mentoring skills, improve their careers, and build up the UX industry as a whole.

Session Takeaways
  • Mentoring is something that all UX folks can do, at any stage of their career.
  • There are easy ways to mentor without the backing of a formal mentoring program.
  • You could mentor on your own natural strengths, without the need for a class (or conference presentation…) to teach you how to mentor.
  • Mentoring fellow UX folks will have a major impact on how our discipline grows and matures.
  • Mentoring non-UX folks can have a major impact on how our discipline is viewed by those outside our field.