Mentoring 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.
The Center is finalizing a paper that summarizes key findings and highlights best mentoring practices for the profession. Check back soon for more details.