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Tailoring Mentorship (only slides)

Tailoring Mentorship (only slides)

This was a sponsored talk by Stitch Fix given at Railsconf 2017. Here's my abstract:

"In this talk, you'll learn how to establish effective, quality mentoring relationships where both parties grow their skills—and their career. Mentoring accelerates your personal and career growth. Come learn how much you'll grow by sharing your knowledge and experience using practices like inquiry-based learning, differentiated learning, and active listening."

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Jonathan Wallace

April 29, 2017
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  1. Tailoring Mentorship Achieving the Best Fit

  2. None
  3. http://twitter.com/jonathanwallace http://blog.jonathanrwallace.com jonathan.wallace@stitchfix.com

  4. Tailoring Mentorship Achieving the Best Fit

  5. "IMG_5275" by keightdee https://flickr.com/photos/katedollarhyde/6247782287 is licensed under CC BY-NC

  6. What "Batman and Robin" by ktbuffy https://flickr.com/photos/ktbuffy/10612069916 is licensed under

    CC BY-NC-ND
  7. FORMAL "New Years Eve" by Kent Wang https://flickr.com/photos/kentwang/6610828273 is licensed

    under CC BY-SA
  8. FORMAL INFORMAL "New Years Eve" by Kent Wang https://flickr.com/photos/kentwang/6610828273 is

    licensed under CC BY-SA "Overdressed" by twotoneams https://flickr.com/photos/twotone666/2237600895 is licensed under CC BY-NC
  9. Altruistic "DuckTales animation cel signed by Carl Barks, 1998" by

    Tom Simpson https://flickr.com/photos/randar/33759033495 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  10. "Money" by free pictures of money https://flickr.com/photos/pictures-of-money/17123251389 is licensed under

    CC BY
  11. "Money" by free pictures of money https://flickr.com/photos/pictures-of-money/17123251389 is licensed under

    CC BY
  12. "SAKURAKO - Piano Lesson. [Explored]" by MIKI Yoshihito. (#mikiyoshihito) https://flickr.com/photos/mujitra/12877613313

    is licensed under CC BY
  13. "Maestro" by Fitzrovia https://flickr.com/photos/fitzrovia/12607933895 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  14. "HOT COAL" by EKIN4891 https://flickr.com/photos/93931093@N08/8542900793 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  15. "HOT COAL" by EKIN4891 https://flickr.com/photos/93931093@N08/8542900793 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  16. Screen grab from the 1985 movie “Back to the Future”

  17. Why "DSC_0192" by rachidH https://flickr.com/photos/rachidh/8202264135 is licensed under CC BY-NC

  18. "July 2012 Niagara Falls High Wire Tight Rope Walker Jay

    Cochrane" by George Socka https://flickr.com/photos/beachdigital/7681250612 is licensed under CC BY
  19. "Stakes" by E. B. Walker Photography https://flickr.com/photos/premierehdr/11737050964 is licensed under

    CC BY-NC
  20. "Stakes" by E. B. Walker Photography https://flickr.com/photos/premierehdr/11737050964 is licensed under

    CC BY-NC
  21. "Elephant Ears I" by jomilo75 https://flickr.com/photos/jomilo75/2318869437 is licensed under CC

    BY-NC-ND
  22. "Bat Eared Fox_1" by guppiecat https://flickr.com/photos/guppiecat/33883088625 is licensed under CC

    BY-NC-ND
  23. https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA13014.html

  24. "Magic!!!" by wiennat https://flickr.com/photos/wien/2222664608 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  25. "Magic!" by andyoakley https://flickr.com/photos/andyoakley/3786585098 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  26. "Donald Rumsfeld" by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5446795136 is licensed under CC

    BY-SA
  27. “There are known knowns; there are things we know we

    know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.” —Donald Rumsfeld, 2002 "Donald Rumsfeld" by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5446795136 is licensed under CC BY-SA
  28. https://speakerdeck.com/pwnela/crossing-the-canyon-of-cognizance-a-shared-adventure

  29. https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA17563.html

  30. https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA17563.html

  31. https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA14444.html

  32. https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-PIA14731.html

  33. How "Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream" by Isabelle @ Crumb

    https://flickr.com/photos/polkaroo/14953227022 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  34. Find a Mentee "Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream" by Isabelle

    @ Crumb https://flickr.com/photos/polkaroo/14953227022 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  35. ""Warped Tour Mosh Pit"" by Ted Van Pelt https://flickr.com/photos/bantam10/12866120865 is

    licensed under CC BY
  36. ""Warped Tour Mosh Pit"" by Ted Van Pelt https://flickr.com/photos/bantam10/12866120865 is

    licensed under CC BY
  37. ""Warped Tour Mosh Pit"" by Ted Van Pelt https://flickr.com/photos/bantam10/12866120865 is

    licensed under CC BY
  38. "Passion fruit" by stijn https://flickr.com/photos/stijnnieuwendijk/8350279416 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  39. "Holding hands" by robscomputer https://flickr.com/photos/robscomputer/7405100280 is licensed under CC BY

  40. "Holding hands" by robscomputer https://flickr.com/photos/robscomputer/7405100280 is licensed under CC BY

  41. "Holding hands" by robscomputer https://flickr.com/photos/robscomputer/7405100280 is licensed under CC BY

  42. "Young driver" by Leonid Mamchenkov https://flickr.com/photos/mamchenkov/209535779 is licensed under CC

    BY
  43. Mentee Drives "Young driver" by Leonid Mamchenkov https://flickr.com/photos/mamchenkov/209535779 is licensed

    under CC BY
  44. One Exception

  45. One Exception "Hi, we’ve not talked since X - so

    I’m guessing that you’ve not got the time, or aren’t getting value, from our conversations or pairing. So probably best we stop for immediate future — can we have a 20m chat over coffee on X, Y or Z to review & finish up?"
  46. Inquiry based Learning

  47. Inquiry based Learning

  48. Inquiry based Learning

  49. None
  50. "Socrates" by bencrowe https://flickr.com/photos/croweb/2836991287 is licensed under CC BY

  51. Facilitate Autonomy

  52. Autodidactic

  53. Inquiry based Learning • patterns and meanings should not be

    deceptive to the beginners • useful knowledge about a field should be structured • knowledge which is structured should be applicable, transferable, and accessible to a vast range of situations • structured knowledge should be easily retrieved so that new information in that particular field could be gained without much effort
  54. Inquiry based Learning • patterns and meanings should not be

    deceptive to the beginners • useful knowledge about a field should be structured • knowledge which is structured should be applicable, transferable, and accessible to a vast range of situations • structured knowledge should be easily retrieved so that new information in that particular field could be gained without much effort
  55. https://speakerdeck.com/kyfast/amelia-bedelia-learns-to-code?slide=27

  56. Inquiry based Learning • patterns and meanings should not be

    deceptive to the beginners • useful knowledge about a field should be structured • knowledge which is structured should be applicable, transferable, and accessible to a vast range of situations • structured knowledge should be easily retrieved so that new information in that particular field could be gained without much effort
  57. https://www.codefellows.org/blog/this-is-why-learning-rails-is-hard/

  58. https://www.codefellows.org/blog/this-is-why-learning-rails-is-hard/

  59. Inquiry based Learning • patterns and meanings should not be

    deceptive to the beginners • useful knowledge about a field should be structured • knowledge which is structured should be applicable, transferable, and accessible to a vast range of situations • structured knowledge should be easily retrieved so that new information in that particular field could be gained without much effort
  60. Inquiry based Learning • patterns and meanings should not be

    deceptive to the beginners • useful knowledge about a field should be structured • knowledge which is structured should be applicable, transferable, and accessible to a vast range of situations • structured knowledge should be easily retrieved so that new information in that particular field could be gained without much effort
  61. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  62. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  63. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  64. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  65. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  66. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  67. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  68. Inquiry based Learning • Creating questions of their own •

    Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question(s) • Explaining the evidence collected • Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process • Creating an argument and justification for the explanation
  69. Differentiated Learning

  70. Differentiated Learning

  71. Differentiated Learning • Zone of proximal development • Exploratory learner

    vs. tutorials • Morale maintenance
  72. Differentiated Learning • Zone of proximal development • Exploratory learner

    vs. tutorials • Morale maintenance
  73. By Dcoetzee - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20903046

  74. Differentiated Learning • Zone of proximal development • Exploratory learner

    vs. tutorials • Morale maintenance
  75. Differentiated Learning • Zone of proximal development • Exploratory learner

    vs. tutorials • Morale maintenance
  76. "" by melolou https://flickr.com/photos/melolou/1239543050 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  77. MORALE MAINTENANCE IS KEY "" by melolou https://flickr.com/photos/melolou/1239543050 is licensed

    under CC BY-NC-ND
  78. MORALE MAINTENANCE IS KEY "" by melolou https://flickr.com/photos/melolou/1239543050 is licensed

    under CC BY-NC-ND
  79. http://www.neulakko.net/?p=1172

  80. Mentor Advice

  81. Reciprocal

  82. Beginner’s Mind

  83. http://schneems.com/2017/04/19/the-four-year-typo/

  84. "inspire" by xbettyx https://flickr.com/photos/bettytsang/3419527350 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  85. "inspire" by xbettyx https://flickr.com/photos/bettytsang/3419527350 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  86. Screen grab from the movie “The Dark Crystal”

  87. "minions" by N@ncyN@nce https://flickr.com/photos/nancynance/15108747367 is licensed under CC BY

  88. "minions" by N@ncyN@nce https://flickr.com/photos/nancynance/15108747367 is licensed under CC BY

  89. "minions" by N@ncyN@nce https://flickr.com/photos/nancynance/15108747367 is licensed under CC BY

  90. Mentor the Whole Person "Danio rerio" by Thierrry https://flickr.com/photos/thierrymarysael/5546556947 is

    licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  91. Mentor the Whole Person "Danio rerio" by Thierrry https://flickr.com/photos/thierrymarysael/5546556947 is

    licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  92. "Danio rerio" by Thierrry https://flickr.com/photos/thierrymarysael/5546556947 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  93. "Danio rerio" by Thierrry https://flickr.com/photos/thierrymarysael/5546556947 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  94. Actively "Listen" by ky_olsen https://flickr.com/photos/ky_olsen/3133347219 is licensed under CC BY

  95. ". Attention" by Juliana Coutinho https://flickr.com/photos/ngmmemuda/3870988403 is licensed under CC

    BY
  96. "attention" by no film https://flickr.com/photos/nofilm/8086425878 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  97. "Listen carefully!" by Gúnna https://flickr.com/photos/gudmunda/861141754 is licensed under CC BY-ND

  98. "Body language (photo 2)" by Lars Plougmann https://flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/3412918360 is licensed

    under CC BY-SA
  99. "Nodding" by Istvan https://flickr.com/photos/i_csuhai/2806617968 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  100. "P8070502" by Bryce Bradford https://flickr.com/photos/brb_photography/2998105694 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  101. "Straight Jacket Guy" by Darin Barry https://flickr.com/photos/darynbarry/2468722239 is licensed under

    CC BY
  102. "Yes." by ancient history https://flickr.com/photos/ancienthistory/5820222702 is licensed under CC BY-NC

  103. "Feedback Loops" by hellocatfood https://flickr.com/photos/hellocatfood/16989473710 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  104. "Reflection" by Jonathan Gill https://flickr.com/photos/jonathangill/33867529805 is licensed under CC BY-NC

  105. "good question" by e-magic https://flickr.com/photos/emagic/56206868 is licensed under CC BY-ND

  106. "I have a question" by The U.S. Army https://flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/4685688778 is

    licensed under CC BY
  107. "I have a question" by The U.S. Army https://flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/4685688778 is

    licensed under CC BY
  108. "Honest" by brunkfordbraun https://flickr.com/photos/brunkfordbraun/471946613 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  109. "Honest" by brunkfordbraun https://flickr.com/photos/brunkfordbraun/471946613 is licensed under CC BY-SA

  110. Mentee stuff (Bonus round) "Mints" by photobunny https://flickr.com/photos/photobunny_earl/2190648921 is licensed

    under CC BY-NC-ND
  111. Find a Mentor "Where's Waldo?" by IthacaBarbie https://flickr.com/photos/btf5/8560929002 is licensed

    under CC BY-NC
  112. "Know Thyself" by Environmental Illness Network https://flickr.com/photos/environmental_illness_network/13962890138 is licensed under

    CC BY-NC-ND
  113. Respect

  114. Respect

  115. ASK

  116. "Remote" by Stef Ming https://flickr.com/photos/amingportfolio/4077591795 is licensed under CC BY

  117. Remote "Remote" by Stef Ming https://flickr.com/photos/amingportfolio/4077591795 is licensed under CC

    BY
  118. Remote "Remote" by Stef Ming https://flickr.com/photos/amingportfolio/4077591795 is licensed under CC

    BY
  119. Why "Raise your hand if you're sane..." by SAF EiNS

    https://flickr.com/photos/saf1/5133800960 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  120. "Call Me" by Thomas Hawk https://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/7662693246 is licensed under CC

    BY-NC
  121. "Raise your hand if you're sane..." by SAF EiNS https://flickr.com/photos/saf1/5133800960

    is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  122. "Raise your hand if you're sane..." by SAF EiNS https://flickr.com/photos/saf1/5133800960

    is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
  123. Credits and Thanks

  124. Thanks • Four Athens Coffee Club • Athens Women in

    Tech • Stitch Fix • Friends and Family
  125. Credit • https://www.codefellows.org/blog/this-is-why-learning-rails-is-hard/ • https://color.adobe.com/Jack-Nicholson-color-theme-4875497/ • https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm • http://www.teach-nology.com/currenttrends/inquiry/ •

    http://madeofmetaphors.com/shapes • http://schneems.com/2017/04/19/the-four-year-typo/ • Pamela Vicker’s “Crossing the Canyon of Cognizance” video and slides . • Kylie Stradley’s Amelia Bedelia Learns to Code, https:// speakerdeck.com/kyfast/amelia-bedelia-learns-to-code?slide=27
  126. Questions?