Peer leadership mentoring receives little empirical and professional attention, though it exists within the fabric of most counseling professional organizations. Finding strong leadership mentors may help students establish stronger professional identities and experience personal and professional growth. This program will describe the role of peer leadership mentors from three graduate student leader perspectives and outline characteristics and responsibilities of cohesive peer leadership mentoring.
Participants will learn about the current research related to peer leadership mentoring.
Participants will be provided with examples and activities that may support peer leadership mentoring among graduate student peers.
Participants will consider how graduate student peer mentorship and leadership can enhance professional identity development among counselor trainees and counselor educators-in-training.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte