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Call for Proposals

Sixth Annual Mentoring Summit

Mentoring at the Intersection of Education, Business, and Community Leadership

October 27, 2017 – 7:30am to 4:00pm
California State University Fresno – North Gym 118

Education….Community Organizing….Business Sector 



The Center for Leadership Equity and Research (CLEAR) is currently accepting presentation proposals for the Sixth Annual Leadership Mentoring Summit to be held in Fresno, Calif. on October 27th, 2017, at California State University, Fresno.

How to Submit
All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., September 15, 2017. Presentations will be sixty minutes (60) – per session. Presentations of interest will focus on “Leadership Mentoring” from a best practices and strength-based perspective. This is an opportunity to share your expertise with other mentoring professionals actively engaged in Prek-12 and Higher Education, Business and Community-based organizations.

Please submit your presentation proposal electronically with the following information to:      Dr. Ken Magdaleno, kmagdaleno@clearvoz.com

  • Name of Presenter
  • Brief Bio
  • Company/Title/Contact information
  • Presentation title and description
  • Intended audience
  • An abstract not to exceed 250 words

Submission Proposal Requirements
NOTE: All proposals must address some form of “Leadership Mentoring” at your chosen level that is taking place in the education, business, or community sectors.

There is a great need for leaders to expand their capacity in order to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society; action is called for now more than ever. This demands a “Call to Action” that includes, but is not limited to helping broaden mentor and protégé leader viewpoints by providing exposure to different perspectives on the school, university, business or community sectors and offering deeper and more meaningful insight. There is great potential in addressing important contributions to the career and psychosocial development of current and future mentors and protégés.

With this in mind, we seek presentation proposals that accomplish any of the following:

  • Builds on the knowledge base of those new to the field of mentoring
  • Suggests new ideas and best practices for the development of successful mentoring programs
  • Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for such mentoring programs
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing leadership mentoring programs
  • Welcomes proposals that include participants from diverse backgrounds, levels of experience, and from varied institutional and organization types

Submission Proposal Priorities
The Summit planning committee has identified three (3) areas of focus:

CLEAR is particularly interested in embedded models for leadership mentoring of students, staff, and/or faculty in Prek-12 and Higher Education settings. Embedded models allow these three groups to access mentoring services more readily and speak to the seamless inclusion of mentoring services as part of the school and university experience for students, staff, and faculty.

Community Organizing
CLEAR is one player in a rich sector of community benefit organizations (CBOs) in California. Many CBOs are leaders in the design and implementation of outcomes-based leadership mentoring services. Still, more CBOs are paving the way using embedded mentoring strategies in personnel support services internal to their organizations. CLEAR invites proposals that offer a contribution to mentoring in the CBO sector.

Business Sector
CLEAR benefits, as many education and CBO entities do, from partnerships with businesses that have a vision for equitable and cutting-edge strategies. Proposals that outline mentoring models and strategies for the advancement of personnel and public initiatives are integral to the Summit. Some mentoring strategies from this sector appear as partnerships with CBOs, succession planning among top leadership, and trainings, but are built upon a dynamic interpretation of mentoring. These strategies will benefit Summit participants no matter the professional background.

For questions, please contact:
Jenny Vue, Program Coordinator at jvue@clearvoz.com