Session: #328

Theme & Session Format

Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
Session format:
Round table (only list of confirmed discussants(session co-organizers)

Title & Content

Mentoring for Archaeologists (Annual Round Table of the EAA Committee on the Teaching and Training of Archaeologists)
Mentoring is widely recognised as a valuable tool at all stages of the professional career path, from early career specialist to future leaders and managers, and yet there seem to be very few formal mentoring schemes available to archaeologists. This year, the annual Round Table of the EAA Committee on the Teaching and Training of Archaeologists will discuss the benefits of mentoring and consider whether formal mentoring schemes could be established, identify the most appropriate organisations to deliver them and discuss how to ensure quality and avoid conflicts. We will hear from allied heritage professionals who already benefit from mentoring schemes and look at the benefits and barriers for our sector. We will also consider the potential for non-archaeological mentoring programmes to benefit our profession and whether better sign-posting of opportunities could help. We welcome contributions from archaeologists who have benefitted from formal mentoring and from professionals in allied fields where mentoring may already be well-established.
Training, Professional development, Teaching
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Main organiser:
Kate Geary (United Kingdom) 1
Katharine Moeller (Austria) 2
1. Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
2. Prifysgol Bangor University