Mentorship is important to the public relations field because it facilitates professional development and understanding. Often associated with positive behavioral, motivational, attitudinal, relational and career outcomes, much mentoring research has been conducted in disciplinary silos, and actual relationships between mentoring activities and outcomes aren’t always clear. The Plank Center’s goal is to improve our understanding of effective mentoring, enrich mentoring efforts in the field and drive best practices in public relations.
Below is a list of the Center’s mentorship in public relations research:
- Mentoring Research and Best Practices White Paper
Drawing from more than 100 sources, this paper includes insights, educational takeaways, steps to create mentoring programs, evaluation processes and mentoring research strengths and weaknesses.