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The 2016 International Mentoring Association, or IMA, Conference will be held on April 13-15 at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Mentoring Excellence: From Preparation to Practice.” This year’s conference features keynote speaker, Brad Johnson, noted mentoring author, on the topics of “What Great Mentors Do” and “Ten Ethical Quandaries in Mentoring (And How to Resolve Them).” In addition, two half-day pre-conference sessions will feature Lois Zachary speaking on “Making the Most of Mentoring: What to Know Do in the First 90 Days” and Frances Kochan speaking on “Cultural Factors that Impact Mentoring: Strategies for Relational and Program Success.”

Any student, faculty, administrator or staff member is invited to attend. There will be more than 40 individual presentations by those working in mentoring across the spectrum of professions, such as higher education, business/industry, corporate, government, law, K-12 education, non-profits and community agencies. Linda Searby, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn, and mentoring researcher, is the Conference Chair.

The IMA is accepting proposals until Feb. 19. More information is available online. Registration can be made online.