Organizations are increasingly using mentoring as a way to build human capital, socialize new employees and offer developmental opportunities to employees. This workshop will introduce participants to evidence-based best practices in organizational mentoring and discuss the benefits of mentoring for protégés, mentors, and organizations alike.
Dr. Lillian Eby is Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. Lillian earned a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Western Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Psychology at NC at Charlotte. She holds a Ph.D. In I-O Psychology from The University of Tennessee’s College of Business. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia, and the Center for Gambling Research at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include mentoring, the work-family interface, and occupational health. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited four books, one of which focuses on mentoring in organizational, educational, and community settings. She serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and is the current Associated Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and the former Associate Editor of Personnel Psychology, two of the leading scientific journals in her field. Since 2005 she has had grant support from National Institute on Drug Abuse to study workforce development, mentoring, and organizational change in substance abuse treatment organizations.