The Leadership Development Alumni Mentoring Network for Doctoral Trainees


The Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Alumni Mentoring Network for Doctoral Trainees is designed to connect doctoral trainees and alumni from communities underrepresented in science, public health, nursing, engineering, and the arts, and enable them to form rich mentoring relationships.

We aim to create a vibrant alumnus mentoring network to support trainees and provide opportunities for early-stage professionals to learn more about career opportunities and build leadership skills to support success in their future careers. JHU alumni will share their network and professional and career knowledge, instill leadership skills, and provide culturally congruent mentoring.

The core of this program is a robust 1:1 mentoring relationship between current JHU doctoral trainees and JHU doctoral alumni. The program will:

  1. Pair trainee mentees at any level within their graduate or post-doctoral training with alumni mentors based on the informational questions in the program's OneHop platform.
  2. Leverage the JHU OneHop Mentoring Platform to connect mentees with mentors to form highly impactful relationships.
  3. Empower leadership development and professional skill building.

What are the program expectations?

  • It is expected that the mentee takes the lead to manage this relationship, including scheduling meeting times, setting goals, setting meeting agendas, and providing status updates as appropriate. The JHU Professional Development and Career Office website on Mentorship offers resources and information for mentees on maintaining mentoring relationships.
  • To gain the greatest benefit, mentors and mentees should collaboratively establish meaningful standards and remain committed to managing them throughout the program.
  • Additional resources and tools will be available as the program develops to complement these new relationships and provide additional opportunities to network and/or explore new careers.

How often do Mentor/Mentee pairs meet?

  • Mentor/mentee pairs have the flexibility to meet as often as they would like. Meetings can be in-person, by phone, or virtually using OneHop or another virtual platform.
    We recommend monthly meetings and at a minimum, matched pairs should have at least four interactions.
  • Pairs have the ability to determine if the relationship continues beyond the conclusion of the formal program.

Program Timeline

Now until May 15th, 2022 Mentors complete their OneHop profiles
May 16th 2022 – June 3rd 2022 Mentees can register for this program via OneHop
Early June 2022 Mentee/mentor matching within OneHop
June 6th 2022 – August 17th 2022 Mentor/mentee interactions throughout the summer
August 2022, TBD Virtual leadership conference

Questions? Please contact Pat Phelps at or Doug Dluzen at

About this Program: This program is supported by the Office of the Provost's PhD Professional Development Innovation Initiative.